In only the second Arizona execution since 2000, convicted killer Jeffrey Landrigan died by lethal injection late Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court removed the last legal barrier.
His death came shortly after a curtain opened into the execution room at 10:14 p.m. Tuesday. The condemned man looked quizzically at roughly 27 people gathered to witness the event. He smiled to friends and family, his lip curling slightly under his reddish mustache.
When asked for any last words, he said in a strong voice with a heavy Oklahoma accent: “Well, I’d like to say thank you to my family for being here and all my friends, and Boomer Sooner,” a reference to the University of Oklahoma Sooners.