Ronnie Paul Threadgill was executed by the state of Texas on April 16, 2013. Ronnie was pronounced dead at 6:39 pm CDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber in the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Ronnie was 40 years of age. He was executed for the murder of 17-year-old Dexter McDonald on January 14, 2001, in Navarro County. Dexter was murdered when Ronnie stole the car in which he was riding.
Ronnie came from a family that had a history of substance abuse and drug possession. He was also abused as a child and encouraged to participate in criminal activity. Prior to his arrest, Ronnie had worked as a barber, cook, and laborer. He dropped out of school in the 9th grade. He had previously been arrested for using cocaine, possessing marijuana, assault, resisting arrest, theft, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. Since turning 18, Ronnie spent most of his life in prison. He also had a record of misbehaving in prison.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Dexter McDonald. Please pray for the family of Ronnie.