'Texas 7' leader faces execution this week, says he's sorry for killing Irving
George Rivas, the head of a band of Texas prison escapees who killed a
29-year-old Irving police officer on Christmas Eve in 2000, is scheduled to die
for his crimes on Wednesday.
In an interview published Sunday , Rivas tells Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reporter Darren Barbee that he's sorry for shooting Aubrey Hawkins, the
29-year-old policeman who was the father of a 9-year-old boy.
Rivas (right) and his fellow escapees were robbing an Irving sporting goods
store when Hawkins tried to stop them. Rivas, 41, has previously admitted being
the one who fired the shots that killed the officer.
He says now that among his many regrets is that he "didn't find Christ sooner."
He adds: "I take no pride in none of my crimes. Someone like me had to lose
everything to appreciate anything."
(source: Dallas Morning News)