Death row inmate executed

SUFFOLK-born John 'Jackie' Elliott has been executed in a Texas prison.A flurry of last minute legal activity pushed back the deadline for the 42-year-old death row inmate but Texas' supreme court rejected appeals by his lawyers for the re-examination of DNA evidence.

SUFFOLK-born John 'Jackie' Elliott has been executed in a Texas prison.

A flurry of last minute legal activity pushed back the deadline for the 42-year-old death row inmate but Texas' supreme court rejected appeals by his lawyers for the re-examination of DNA evidence.

He was executed by lethal injection shortly after 1am GMT as his family and the family of Joyce Munguia, the 18-year old he was accused of raping and murdering, looked on.

For more details see tonight's Evening Star.