Death row inmate executes himself despite Supreme Court stay

Houston Chronicle:

A death row inmate convicted in the 2001 murder of a Harris County Sheriff's deputy killed himself inside his prison cell this morning, a prison official confirmed.

A correctional officer was making a routine cell check at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston when he discovered Jesus Flores' blood-covered body at 4 a.m, said Michelle Lyons, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Flores was pronounced dead at 5:08 a.m. A preliminary investigation indicates Flores cut his own throat then tried to scrawl a note with his blood on the cell wall.

"It appeared he had tried to write something on the wall but it appeared largely illegible," Lyons said.

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I guess he was tired of the delayed justice. There is no word on whether he will he held in contempt for violating the stay of execution ordered by the court.

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