A double murderer wept as he quoted the bible in his final words before he was executed by electric chair in Tennessee.
Stephen West said: “In the beginning, God created man” before starting to cry and adding: “And Jesus wept. That is all” as he was executed on Thursday evening at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.
The 56-year-old, who had maintained he didn’t stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986, is the third person to be executed in Tennessee in the electric chair since November.
West had opted for the electric chair rather than lethal injection.
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