Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Florida executed a man convicted of stabbing a woman to death during a burglary in 1992, on Thursday night.
Jose Antonio Jimenez, 55, was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m. after being executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison.
The execution was originally scheduled to take place at 6:00 p.m., but was delayed after his attorneys filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the execution and consider whether Florida's lethal injection protocol constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. The appeal was denied.
Jimenez declined to make any last statements and nephew Alan Partee noted he had "shown no remorse or repentance for his crime," the Miami Herald reported.
"His execution will allow closure to a painful memory of the vicious murder," Partee said. "My family hopes he has made peace with himself and to whatever power he may or may not believe in. We pray for his soul and feel justice has been rightfully served."
Jimenez was convicted for the murder of 63-year-old Phyliss Minas, when he broke into her home and stabbed her eight times in 1992.
His attorneys had asserted circumstantial evidence didn't prove Jimenez was the killer, but he was sentenced to death by a 12-0 jury vote.