STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prisoner executed for fatally stabbing his ex-wife, young daughter and two others 30 years ago gave no final statement.
Jerry Correll said “No, sir” when asked if he had any final statement before his execution Thursday at Florida State Prison. Correll’s upper body convulsed for about 10 seconds when the lethal injection was administered at 7:27 p.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead nine minutes later.
The 59-year-old Correll was found guilty and sentenced to death for each of the four slayings. He was convicted of killing his former wife Susan Correll, their 5-year-old daughter, Tuesday; Susan Correll’s mother, Mary Lou Hines; and Susan Correll’s sister, Marybeth Jones.
Correll became the 22nd inmate to be executed under Gov. Rick Scott _ the most executions under a single governor since the death penalty was reinstated in Florida in 1979.
Twenty-one inmates were executed during two full terms of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.