Nurse killer executed in US

A convicted killer was executed by lethal injection in Texas for gunning down a nurse at her suburban home nine years ago and stealing her car.

Michael James Perry, 28, mouthed to relatives and friends watching through a window that he loved them.

“I want to start off to everyone involved in this atrocity, they’re all forgiven by me,” he said in a brief statement from the death chamber.

He never acknowledged relatives of his victim who looked through an adjacent window.

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