The state of Missouri has carried out the execution of Brian Dorsey.

The 52-year-old was convicted of the 2006 killings of his cousin Sarah Bonnie, and her husband, Ben, in their central Missouri home. After Dorsey murdered the two, he raped Sarah’s corpse and poured, what appeared to be, bleach all over her torso and waist.

According to Chief Deputy, Major Darryl Maylee with the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, Dorsey went to their home seeking to pay for a drug debt.

“After the other people left, it was just Dorsey and then his cousin, cousin’s husband and then their small child, there, and they were both murdered,” he said.

Maylee argues that Dorsey, at the time of the murder, was not in a “drug induced state.”

“He still thought, had enough thought about him to try and destroy forensic evidence at the scene prior to him leaving.”

He said that Dorsey pled guilty of his own free will and did not want to go to a jury trial, but one was held to decide his fate.

“You know, a trial was put on for the punishment phase,” said Maylee. “A jury of 12 of his peers decided that the death penalty fit, and that’s what was imposed.”

Requests for mercy were denied by Governor Mike Parson, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Tuesday’s execution is the 137th person that Missouri has put to death, and the first this year.

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