Man Executed for Muleshoe Woman's Murder

A man convicted of murdering a Muleshoe waitress has been executed in Huntsville, Texas.

33 year old Gilberto Guadalupe Rodriguez Reyes was executed for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of his former girlfriend Yvette Barraz in March of 1998. Her body was found stuffed in the trunk of a car near the U.S.-Mexico border, nearly 450 miles from where she was abducted. Autopsy results show she suffered blunt-force trauma to her head.

Reyes is the 17th person executed in Texas so far in 2007.