Saturday, April 16, 2005

Richard Longworth - South Carolina

Thirty-six year old Richard Longworth died of a lethal injection at 6:14 p.m. on Friday April 15. The State of South Carolina killed him for his role in the shooting deaths of two men in 1991. Longworth apologized to the victims' families and his own family for his role in the shootings. Though he claimed that he did not pull the trigger (a concept echoed by prosecutors), he noted his shame and stated that he had tried to live the best life he could for the fourteen years he has served on death row. Longworth was only 22 years old at the time of the killings. He was the second man killed for these crimes. The first, David Rocheville, was executed in 1999. The families of the victims noted that, though the execution does not remove their pain, it helps to know that the process is finally over.

Spartanburg man executed for movie theater killings in 1991

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