A Mississippi man who fatally stabbed four young nieces and nephews in a 1990 rampage has been executed, despite the pleas of two sisters to spare the brother who killed their children.
Authorities said 47-year-old Henry "Curtis" Jackson Jr. was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday after receiving an injection at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.
The execution was carried out after the state's governor rejected a request by two of Jackson's sisters to spare him.
Court records show Jackson killed the children, ages 2 to 5, on Nov. 1, 1990, at his mother's home in the Delta region while she was at church, reportedly to take money from her safe.
One of Jackson's sisters, Regina Jackson, survived the attack and had pleaded for her brother's life.