HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) – A former pizza delivery man with an extensive criminal record was executed Wednesday for the robbery and slaying of a Houston-area man 13 years ago.
In a brief statement, Kevin Kincy thanked his friends, supporters and family and mentioned several of them by name.
“I love my children. I love my family,” he said. “That’s it.”
In the seconds before the drugs took effect, Kincy pursed his lips into a kiss and smiled and nodded to a Swiss woman who married him by proxy last year. The woman and a female companion from Germany wept. Kincy had met his wife on a death penalty Web site that seeks pen pals.
Five relatives of his murder victim watched through an adjacent window. Kincy made only a brief glance at them before the drugs were administered.
He was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m., eight minutes after the lethal drugs began to flow.
Kincy, 38, was on parole for delivery of cocaine when he was arrested in Louisiana following a police chase for the stabbing and shooting of Jerome Harville at his home outside Jacinto City.
Early Wednesday, Kincy spent time with his mother, Dorothy Robertson, before his transfer to the Huntsville Unit where executions are carried out. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were added to the normal security from the prison system to beef up the law enforcement presence for Kincy’s trip to Huntsville. There were no unusual incidents and Kincy was reported as very quiet in a holding cell adjacent to the death chamber in the hours before scheduled punishment.
Harville, the 31-year-old slaying victim, had worked for three years as an industrial hygienist at an Exxon refinery in Baytown and was the former boyfriend of Charlotte Kincy, the prisoner’s cousin.
According to a witness at Kincy’s trial, the cousins hatched a plan where Harville would be seduced and distracted by his old girlfriend, allowing Kevin Kincy to sneak into the home and shoot him.
Evidence showed that after Harville was shot, Charlotte Kincy stabbed him several times. The pair then ransacked his place and stole numerous items, including furniture and his car. Colleagues at Exxon became worried when Harville didn’t show up for work and went to his house. When they saw it had been trashed, they called police, who found his body.
“They can hang him,” Hosea Harville, 83, of St. Louis, the murder victim’s father, told the Houston Chronicle. “He killed a good man.”