On this date, October 2, 2002, a Prison Killer and Pedophile by the name of Rigoberto Sanchez-Velasco was executed by lethal injection in Florida.
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Summary: A Cuban immigrant who came to Florida in the 1980 Mariel boatlift, Sanchez-Velasco was convicted of the 1986 rape and murder of 11-year-old Katixa "Kathy" Ecenarro, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend. He confessed to the crime but later recanted. In 1995, he stabbed to death two of his fellow Death Row inmates, Edward Kaprat and Charles Street, and was given two 15-year sentences for the killings. Sanchez-Velasco had been trying since 1994 to drop his appeals and quicken the pace of his execution. After the execution, Sanchez-Velasco's attorney, Craig DeThomasis of Gainesville, presented reporters with a statement Sanchez-Velasco had written that morning - a statement in which he denied killing Ecenarro but admitted committing other murders, an apparent reference to the two 1995 prison killings.