TX: State employees kill former state employee for hiring someone to do the same thing they were hired to do

Source: USA Today

“A former suburban Houston police officer was [killed] Tuesday for hiring two people to kill his estranged wife nearly 30 years ago amid a contentious divorce and custody battle. Robert Fratta, 65, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the November 1994 fatal shooting of his wife, Farah. He was pronounced dead at 7:49 p.m. Prosecutors say Robert Fratta organized the murder-for-hire plot in which a middleman, Joseph Prystash, hired the shooter, Howard Guidry. Farah Fratta, 33, was shot twice in the head in her home’s garage in the Houston suburb of Atascocita. Robert Fratta, who was a public safety [sic] officer for Missouri City, had long claimed he was innocent. Prystash and Guidry were also sent to death row for the slaying.” (01/10/23)