US state executes man for killing wife, daughter

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A prison inmate in Texas, United States, Gary Green, who was convicted for killing his estranged wife and daughter, has been executed by lethal injection.

The 51-year-old received the lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville on Wednesday morning after his appeals for a stay of execution was rejected by Texas authorities.

He was sentenced to death for killing Lovetta Armstead, 32, and her daughter, Jazzmen Montgomery, in September 2009.

Green had stabbed Armstead to death and drowned her six-year-old daughter in a bathtub at her Dallas home on that fateful day.

Before his execution, Green had a Buddhist spiritual adviser stand beside the death chamber gurney at the inmate’s feet and say a brief prayer while apologizing profusely when the warden asked if he had a final statement.

“I sincerely apologize for any harm I have caused you and your family,” Green said, looking at relatives of his victims who were watching through a nearby window.

“As a family, we ate together, laughed together, and cried together. I apologize for failing you.

“We were all one, and I severed that bond. I beg you to forgive me, not for myself, but for all of us. I’m getting ready to leave, and you’ll all be here. I want to make certain that you do not suffer. You must forgive me, heal, and move on. “I’m not the man I once was.”