Derrick Sonnier

 

Age: 40

 

Summary: Texas man sentenced to die for the 1991 rape and capital murder of his neighbor 27-year-old Melody Flowers and the fatal stabbing of her 2-year-old son Patrick after his sexual advances were rejected at their home in a Houston suburb, who was one of three inmates put to death in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court in April rejected a challenge to the three-drug cocktail used in most executions in the last 30 years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: October 26, 1967

 

Died: July 23, 2008

 

Location: Huntsville, Texas