Federal Inmate Executed for Kidnapping, Rape, Murder of Texas Teen

The federal government has executed an inmate convicted of kidnapping, raping, and murdering a Texas teenager by burying her alive.

Orlando Hall was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Lisa Rene, an honor roll student who dreamed of becoming a doctor.

Hall was put to death last night at the federal prison in Terre Haute.

The 49-year-old Hall was the eighth federal inmate executed this year after the federal government hadn’t carried out any executions for 17 years.