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