Henderson Execution

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With his appeals exhausted, a Georgia man was executed last night (Thursday) for a 1984 murder-for-hire.

58-year-old Jerry Paul Henderson was executed by lethal injection at 6:24 p-m- at Holman prison. He was convicted of the shotgun slaying of his sister-in-law's husband, Talladega textile worker Jerry Haney.

Before the execution, Henderson prayed with the prison chaplain and asked the victim's family for forgiveness.

Haney's brother, Talladega Police Lt. Billy Haney, witnessed the
execution. Another one of the victim's brothers and a nephew were
also present.

Henderson had been on death row for more than 17 years. None of his relatives were present when he was put to death.

The execution was the second in Alabama this year.