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UPDATE (1950) — He’s dead. The cows of America can rest much easier tonight:
Swain was asked by a warden if he had a final statement before his punishment. The condemned prisoner shook his head, closed his eyes and took several barely audible breaths.
Within a moment, all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead 30 minutes later, at 6:39 p.m. CST.
UPDATE (Nov 8, 0800) — Today’s the big day for Mario. So I’m sticking this post to the top of the page until it’s all over this weekend.
- Thug: Mario Swain (23 at time of offense)
- Date of Execution: November 8, 2012, sometime shortly after 6:00 pm HTT
- Date of Crime: December 27, 2003
- Victim(s): Lola Nixon, 44
- Last Meal: Same shit salad being fed to every other thug on the row that day
- Final Words: None. The sorry bastard couldn’t find it in himself to mutter anything. Good. His final words would have been of no consequence anyway.
Wanted to make sure to get this post up, as the next couple of days are going to be wall-to-wall election coverage (and some post-Romney win celebrating and gloating).
Mario Rashad Swain is just another murdering piece of shit, who confessed his crime and led police to the body of his victim. He has no defense for his actions and no credible defense to innocence. He wanted someone’s stuff, and he was willing to kill them in order to get it.
On Thursday night, he will pay for his crimes with his life.
Facts of the Case
On December 27, 2002, in Gregg County, Texas, Swain broke into the home of 44-year old Lola Nixon with the intent to steal money. While the burglary was in progress, Nixon returned home. After a struggle, Swain struck the victim in the head with a tire tool and stabbed her in the chest with a knife and placed her body in the trunk of her black BMW. He drove her body to an abandoned car and placed her in the trunk. Swain returned to the home and stole money, jewelry and credit/debit cards.
The medical examiner testified that “[t]he cause of death was homicidal violence, including sharp force injuries, blunt force injuries, and probable strangulation.”
During questioning, Swain admitted that he alone burglarized the victim’s home, hit her in the head with a tire tool, attempted to clean her up in the bathroom, and placed her in the trunk of her car. He admitted that he drove her to a secluded area and placed her in an abandoned car, believing that she was still alive when he left.
He then returned to the victim’s house, attempted to clean up the scene, and left on foot. He later disposed of the tire tool in a dumpster at a CiCi’s Pizza restaurant, used the victim’s credit cards for gas and money, and gave Woods some jewelry. Police found the tire tool in a dumpster located across the parking lot from CiCi’s Pizza. Police also searched appellant’s truck and found black jeans, tennis shoes, and batting gloves stained with Nixon’s blood, as well as keys to Nixon’s car and her garage door opener.
And it’s only taken Texas about 10 years to carry out justice in this case.
In case you have any doubt as to whether or not he’s a sick animal, during the penalty phase of trial, jurors learned that as a youth, Swain had been involved in an incident of sexual cruelty involving a cow belonging to his uncle; the animal required veterinary care as a result of its injuries.
In other words…he raped a cow.