A Georgia man convicted of murdering a shotgun in 1996 claimed he "never took a life" before being killed by a lethal injection on Thursday.
Marion Wilson Jr., 42, and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killing 24-year-old Donovan Corey Parks at Milledgeville, about 90 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Wilson told his friends, family, and followers before he received a lethal injection of pentobarbital in Jackson State Prison: "I love you forever, death can not stop Can not stop it? "
He accepted the offer to read a prayer. The overseer left the execution chamber at 9:40 pm. and Wilson was pronounced dead 12 minutes later.
Wilson was convicted in November 1997 of malicious murder, armed robbery, abduction of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm while committing a crime, and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Butts, who was found guilty of the same charge about a year later, was executed in May 2018.
Father was sentenced to death but rarely executed in South Carolina.
1996, after Park went to a Walmart to buy cat food and left his car at the door. One witness heard Butts Parks asking for a ride, and several people saw them getting into Parks & # 39; car. This resulted in a summary of the evidence and the evidence presented in court.
Butts was in the passenger seat and Wilson in the passenger seat behind as they left. A short distance away, the men ordered Parks to get out of the car, shot him in the back of the head and stole his car, the prosecution said.
At Wilson's trial, they asked the jury to impose the death penalty, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright said Wilson "blew the heads of parks by the roadside". Park's brother Chris Parks witnessed the executions of Butts and Wilson
. He told The Associated Press last week that he was frustrated with how long it took to execute the death sentences. Well, he said, he hopes his family can heal.
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"Execution does not bring him back," he said, referring to his brother. "But the effect of the execution is that it provides a starting point for me, my father and our family, to finally achieve a kind of closure and begin healing."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.