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Convicted murderer executed in Mississippi

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Washington (AFP) – A 50-year-old man convicted of murdering his estranged wife and sexually assaulting his step-daughter was executed on Wednesday in the southern US state of Mississippi, local media said. David Cox, a former truck driver, was put to death by lethal injection at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. “I want my children to know that I love them very much and that I was a good man at one time,” Cox said in his last words, according to state department of corrections commissioner Burl Cain, the Clarion Ledger newspaper reported. “Don’t ever read anything but the King Ja…

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