Rosendo Rodriguez

Credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Texas 'Suitcase Killer' Set For Execution, Launches Appeal

March 27, 2018 - 1:44 pm

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A man scheduled for execution Tuesday night in Texas launches a final, desperate appeal.

Rosendo Rodriguez is called the 'suitcase killer'. According to court documents, he was found guilty of murdering a pregnant prostitute, stuffed her body in a suitcase, and tossed it in a dumpster.

Rodriguez is also implicated in the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase in the same landfill.

Rodriguez is mounting a final appeal challenging the medical examiner's testimony that Rodriguez raped the prostitute before killing her.

If the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't intervene, Rodriguez tonight becomes the fourth person executed in Texas this year.