“Suitcase Killer” Executed

Thirty-eight-year-old Rosendo Rodriguez III, also known as the “suitcase killer,” was executed at the Walls Unit Tuesday evening. He was executed for the 2005 murder of 29-year-old Summer Baldwin of Lubbock. The woman, who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time, was stuffed into a suitcase and thrown into a trash bin following her murder.

Rodriguez has also confessed to the murder of a 16-year-old Lubbock girl.

At 6:46 last night, he was pronounced dead following a lethal dose of pentobarbital.