Triple murderer Derrick Charles was asked if he wanted to make a final statement before being executed only to reply “Nah I’m ready to go home.”
The Texas inmate has been executed for the killings of his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather nearly 13 years ago in Houston.
Derrick Dewayne Charles, 32, was put to death this year in the nation’s most active capital punishment state on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m. Central Standard Time, 25 minutes after being given the execution drug, writes The U.K. Daily Mail.
He was put to death after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule that he was mentally incompetent.
“He was the seventh person put to death in Texas this year, at a time when lethal injections are on hold in several states around the nation,” writes the Mirror.