This week in 2006

July 28th, 2013 by admin

“I’m sorry for what I done. I’m sorry for killing your mama. I’m not asking you to forgive me. Not a day goes by that I’m not trying to forgive myself. Don’t let your anger and hate for me destroy your lives.”

After apologizing to his parents for the “embarrassment and shame” brought on the family:
“As Gary Gilmore said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

— Rocky Barton, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Ohio.
Executed July 12, 2006

After a domestic dispute, Barton shot his wife, then turned the gun on himself. Barton said he deserved execution and gave up his appeals shortly before his death. He was the first to receive a new technique of lethal injection in Ohio, with two veins instead of one used to administer the drug.

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