Thursday, August 14, 2008
Date With Justice
Today, inmate Michael Rodriguez is scheduled to meet with his fate. He was originally in prison for having his wife murdered in 1992, in San Antonio. In 2000, he, along with 6 other felons escaped from prison with help from his father. On Christmas Eve of that year, the Texas 7 robbed a sporting goods store. A call went out and Irving Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins was a short distance away having dinner with his wife and son. Officer Hawkins interrupted the hold up and was gunned down. The Texas 7 became one of the most (if not the most) intense manhunt the state of Texas ever embarked on. They were eventually captured in Colorado. One of the escaped felons killed himself rather than face the music. Since then, Rodriguez has dropped his appeals and claims he apologizes for the two deaths on his hands. He says he deserves to die. I couldn't agree more. So, as the click winds down for Rodriguez, let us take a moment to remember Irving Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins. Rest in Peace brother!