|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1958|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 2002|
Convicted in the July 1983 robbery and murder of 21-year-old Christine Marie Sanchez of Corpus Christi, Texas. Sanchez was working alone at Greenburg’s Jewelry Store when Arnold entered with a pistol and demanded jewelry from a display case. Arnold told Texas Rangers in 1988 that he wrestled a .357 Magnum pistol away from Sanchez after she pulled it from a drawer and then shot her in the head as they struggled. Arnold left the store with numerous pieces of jewelry and fled to California where he was later arrested in Los Angeles for bank robbery.
“Yes sir, members of Mrs. Sanchez's family, I don't know who you are and other people present. As I said, I'm taking responsibility for the death of your daughter in 1983. I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one. I am a human being also. I know how it feels, I've been there. I cannot explain and can't give you answers. I can give you one thing, and I'm going to give that today. I'm give a life for a life. I pray you will have no ill will or animosity. You have the right to see this, I am glad you are here. All I can do is ask the Lord for forgiveness. I am not saying this to be facetious. I am giving my life. I hope you find comfort in my execution. As for me, I am happy, that is why you see me smiling. I am glad I am leaving this world. I am going to a better place. I have made peace with God, I am born again. Thank you for being here, I'm sorry. I hope you get over any malice or hatred you feel. Because it yields sorrow and suffering. I take responsibility for the loss of your daughter. I can't give answers. I hope you can find peace in the days to come. God bless all of you. Thank you all for being here.”
Begins singing: Amazing Grace
Cause of Death: Executed by Lethal Injection in the State of Texas.
Created by: Gardee Hill
Record added: Nov 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12537567
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