Virginia executes Darick Walker

May 20, 2010 at 10:54 PM

JARRATT, Va., May 20 (UPI) -- Virginia Thursday executed convicted killer Darick Demorris Walker, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his requests for a stay of execution.

Walker was killed by lethal injection at 9:24 p.m. EDT, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Walker had had two requests for a stay before the high court. Both were rejected, with a court spokeswoman saying Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have granted a stay, the Times-Dispatch reported.

Walker, 37, was convicted in 1998 of shooting and killing two men in separate incidents. Virginia law allows for execution of someone who commits two premeditated murders during a three-year period, the newspaper said.

Walker killed Stanley Beale, 36, Nov. 22, 1996, and Clarence Elwood Threat, 34, June 19, 1997.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories