Alvin Braziel Jr. was executed by the state of Texas tonight for a murder that took place in 1993. While a newlywed couple was walking on a jogging path, Braziel jumped out and tried to rob them. He ended up killing the husband and sexually assaulting the wife in a particularly braziel--er, that is, brazen--act of violence.
Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Braziel was served the same food as others in his unit. For his last meal, Braziel had pepper steak, steamed rice with brown gravy, ranch style beans, cornbread, spaghetti with beef sauce, corn, pinto beans, and garlic toast, with a choice of water, tea, or punch to drink.