ALABAMA (USA): THOMAS WHISENHANT EXECUTED FOR 1976 KIDNAPPING, RAPE AND MURDER
May 27, 2010: Thomas Whisenhant, a US man convicted of having killed and mutilated a young woman in 1976, was executed by lethal injection at Alabama's Holman prison, penitentiary authorities said.
Whisenhant, 63, spent 32 years on death row, exhausting all available appeals.
"He had no last words. He refused his breakfast," said Brian Corbett, a prison services spokesman.
Whisenhant was convicted of kidnapping, killing and mutilating 24-year-old Sheryl Lynn Payton, a convenience store clerk. He also admitted killed two other women.
His execution was the 24th this year in the United States, and the first this year in Alabama. Eight executions are scheduled to take place in the United States in June. (Sources: AFP, 27/05/2010)