Agence France-PresseDecember 17, 2013 22:45
A convicted murderer became the final person to be executed in the United States this year, after being put to death Tuesday in Oklahoma, authorities said.
Johnny Dale Black, 48, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:08 pm (0008 GMT) at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, corrections department spokesman Jerry Massie said.
Massie said the condemned man's final words were: "This isn't accomplishing anything. It's just another death, another family destroyed. I love everybody. I love you -- you can count on that, Mama."