Former San Antonio rapper Ray Jasper is dead. The state of Texas executed Jasper Wednesday afternoon for killing studio owner David Alejandro in November 1998.
Jasper was accused of stabbing Alejandro and slashing his throat as he and his accomplices were robbing Alejandro's recording studio. In 2012, Jasper tried to appeal his case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but that attempt was turned down.
Earlier this month, Jasper sent an open letter to Gawker.com denouncing the death penalty and comparing the prison system to a modern form of slavery.