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US man executed in death of elderly woman

US man executed in death of elderly woman

A Mississippi man convicted of the shotgun slaying of an elderly woman whose body was left near a rural bridge has been executed.
Corrections officials say 38-year-old Rodney Gray was pronounced dead at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday at a state penitentiary.
Gray was sentenced to death in 1996 for killing 79-year-old Grace Blackwell of Louin, whose body was found Aug. 15, 1994, at the end of a bridge. Blackwell died from a shotgun wound to the head.
Blackwell was last seen after cashing a $1,200 check at the woman's bank and her car was later found behind a service station. In court records, prosecutors said Blackwell's blood was found on Gray's clothing.
Gray was visited by his mother Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last appeal.


Updated : 2021-07-25 03:44 GMT+08:00