Man executed for killing girlfriend and three children despite innocence claims

By PA MEDIA

A Missouri man convicted of killing his live-in girlfriend and her three young children has been executed despite his claims he was in another US state when the killings took place (Missouri Department of Corrections/AP)

A Missouri man convicted of killing his live-in girlfriend and her three young children has been executed despite his claims he was in another US state when the killings took place.

Raheem Taylor, 58, is the third Missouri inmate put to death since November at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

It was the nation’s fifth execution this year, following a previous execution in Missouri, two in Texas and one in Oklahoma. All were by lethal injection.

Taylor kicked his feet as pentobarbital was administered, then took five or six deep breaths before all movement stopped.

Death is not your enemy, it is your destiny. Look forward to meeting it. Peace!

Taylor’s final statement

In a final statement, Taylor said Muslims do not die but “live eternally in the hearts of our family and friends”.

“Death is not your enemy, it is your destiny. Look forward to meeting it. Peace!” he wrote.

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