He never apologized for his heinous crime and showed no remorse.
Mary Jean Pearle watched as he was executed. She stood close to the window and at one point turned and walked towards the back of the room and said, “I have seen enough of him.”
Battaglia was pronounced dead at 9:40 after a prison doctor confirmed he had no vital signs.
No one from his family or friends were there to witness him die.
Battaglia was executed for shooting and killing his 2 little girls, 9 year old Faith and 6 year old Liberty. They were visiting their father in May 2001 at his apartment in Deep Ellum.
While the girls were on the phone with their mother he shot them and then yelled, “Merry f’ing Christmas.”
Pearle listened hopelessly as her daughters were murdered.
He was convicted in less than 20 minutes in May 2002. He has been on death row since that time.