Attorney General Chris Koster has released a statement regarding the execution Wednesday morning of William Rousan for the 1993 murder of Grace Lewis.

Koster writes, “William Rousan displayed an appalling indifference to human life in the murders of Charles and Grace Lewis. He showed his true character by ordering his 16-year-old son to kill Mrs. Lewis, all so they could steal two cows, soda, a VCR, and some jewelry. Tonight he paid the price the jury recommended nearly 18 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Charles and Grace Lewis.”