Joe Setyon|Mar. 28, 2019 2:20 pm
CBS DFW/ScreenshotPatrick Murphy, who’s likely to be executed Thursday night for his role in the 2000 murder of a Texas police officer, is not innocent.
Murphy, convicted of sexual assault prior to the murder, was one of the infamous “Texas 7” who escaped from prison and carried out a botched robbery that led to Irving Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins’ death. But he did not pull the trigger. Neither was he directly involved in the officer’s death, Murphy says.
“I’m not challenging the guilt of the crime,” he told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth this week. “My role was basically really to be the getaway driver.”