Man who murdered teen execution style says lung troubles and poor childhood should earn him clemency.
Man accused of beating, raping, repeatedly stabbing and slitting the throat of the woman in 2010.
Two-time killer, who was alive for 10 min. after the 1st or 3 drugs stopped his breathing, said a brief apology before being executed.
First to go on death row in three years had repeatedly beaten and sodomized girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter over several days, including the morning she died from cardiovascular collapse.
She was given the death penalty, had it removed and then was given it again for killing of husband.
Support for the death penalty, which peaked in the mid-1990s, has dropped to a four-decade low, according to new data from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.
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