The United States have executed their first sentenced to death in the year

The first run of the year 2020 in the United States, took place on Wednesday night at Texas, where a husband is violent repeat offender has received a lethal injection after 15 years shot and killed his wife who wanted a divorce.

John Gardner, age 64, has been sentenced to death in 2006 for the murder of his fifth wife, who had left after having been subjected to many abuses, and had made an application for divorce.

Two weeks of the judgment, it was entered by breaking in the new home he and his wife had been shot in the head. Tammy Gardner was deceased two days later.

According to the indictment, Mr. Gardner had a heavy past in the field of domestic violence. He had already pulled on his second wife while she was pregnant and it was dead as a result of his injuries.

First imprisoned, he had removed his third wife, and beaten the daughter of this last after having received a conditional discharge.

The defenders of John Gardner were introduced in September year appeal before the supreme Court of the United States to get the case reopened, arguing that it was poorly defended at his trial. According to them, his lawyers would have had to develop a “theory of the rage of abandonment” to explain his actions.

The highest court of the United States has refused to hear their request on Monday and no new action has been introduced.

“I would like to apologize for the pain I’ve caused. I hope that you will find peace and bliss and will be able to turn the page, ” said John Gardner, to the address of the victims ‘ family before being executed.

“I know you can’t forgive me, but I hope that you will do it one day “, he added.

His death was pronounced at 18h36 local time.

Last year, 22 executions have taken place in the United States, nine of which were in the single State of Texas.