9/11 Store Clerks’ Killer Loses Death Sentence Appeal

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A self-proclaimed white supremacist, who killed two clerks in Texas and blinded another shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, lost an appeal Dec. 28 of his capital murder conviction, India-West reports.

Mark Stroman, 41, was sentenced to death in 2002 for the Oct. 4, 2001 murder of Vasudev Patel, who owned a Shell gas station in Mesquite, Tex. He has also confessed to killing Dallas, Tex., convenience store owner Waqar Hasan, 46, and to shooting and permanently blinding gas station attendant Rais Uddin Sept. 21.

During a 2001 television interview, Stroman said that he believed he was  avenging the lives of the 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which targeted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

“We’re at war. I did what I had to do. I did it to retaliate against those who retaliated against us,” said Stroman.