“I appreciate Governor McAuliffe’s decision not to interfere with the execution of William Morva. While we regret any loss of human life, this brings to an end a painful series of events that began on August 21, 2006 when William Morva made a decision to murder Corporal Eric Sutphin and Security Guard Derrick McFarland. The consequences of his decision that day has lingered for more than 10 years. For the victims’ families, the men and women of our Office, the Montgomery Regional Hospital employees, and all of the law enforcement agencies who helped during those tragic days following the murders of Corporal Eric Sutphin and SecurityGuard Derrick McFarland, we pray that the healing process will continue to move forward. Our thoughts are continually with the families of both Eric and Derrick who live each day without them.”
Morva, the second person executed in Virginia this year, was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. last night after an injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Asked if he had any last words, he replied, "no."
More on the story HERE from WSET ABC-13 News.