Arturo Eleazar Diaz was executed by the state of Texas on September 26, 2013.  Arturo was pronounced dead at 6:30 pm CDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Arturo was 37 years of age.  He was executed for the brutal stabbing murder of 25-year-old Michael Ryan Nichols on April 3, 1999, in McAllen, Texas.  Also injured during the crime was John Shepherd, a coworker of Michael.


Arturo grew up in poverty and dropped out of school after the 7th grade.  He worked as a laborer prior to being arrested.  Arturo regularly used drugs and alcohol, starting at a young age. 


Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Michael Ryan Nichols.  Please pray for the family of Arturo.