Update: Thursday 7:05 p.m.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports that Brent Ray Brewer was executed on Thursday, November 9. He was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m.
Brewer’s final words were: “Yes Warden, I would like to tell the family of the victim that I could never figure out the words to fix what I have broken. I just want you to know that this 53-year-old is not the same reckless 19-year-old kid from 1990. I hope you find peace. Thank you, Warden.”
Update: Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:37 p.m.
The US Supreme Court has denied Brent Ray Brewer’s request for a new hearing.
Brewer is scheduled to be executed Thursday evening.
RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — In June, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced Nov. 9, 2023, as the execution date for an inmate from Randall County in connection with a 1990 Amarillo murder.
As was previously reported by MyHighPlains.com, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced that the execution date for Brent Ray Brewer was set for November 9, 2023.
According to inmate information from the TDCJ, Brewer was convicted for the 1990 robbery and slaying of Robert Doyle Laminack, 66, of Amarillo.
MyHighPlains.com reported information from the TDCJ that said Laminack, then-owner of the Amarillo Floor Company, was approached by Brewer, and a named co-defendant, Krystie Lynn Nystrom, and was killed and robbed during a car ride.
Officials said the two fled to Red Oak, Texas, and were arrested on May 8, 1990.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate information said Brewer was convicted for the “robbery and slaying” of Laminack, and Nystrom is serving a life sentence for “Capital Murder.”