The United States has executed 55-year-old African-American Robert Lavern Henry, says a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.
Henry, who was convicted of two counts of murder in the November 1987 killings of his co-workers at a Florida fabric store, was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday at Florida State Prison, Misty Cash said.
Henry initially admitted to killing Janet Cox Thermidor, 35, and Phyllis Harris, 53, but later recanted on the witness stand, blaming unidentified robbers.
Minutes before he died, Henry apologized to the victims’ families and friends.
Henry said that if his death would make the family members and friends of the victims “heal or feel better because it is the law, I do not begrudge you your closure,” adding that he was sincerely sorry to the victims, their friends and family, and his own friends and family.
“I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and “I willingly forfeit this life for a better life that He offers us all,” he said.
Source: Press TV |