A man who murdered two families during a brutal week-long killing spree has been executed in Virginia.
Death row inmate Ricky Gray, 39, was pronounced dead at 9.42pm on Wednesday following a lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia.
Gray showed no emotion as he was walked into the execution chamber wearing blue jeans and handcuffs. Asked if he had any final words, Gray responded: 'Nope.'
He was put to death 11 years after he slaughtered two young girls and their parents by slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze during a violent New Year's Day home invasion.
Just seven days later he killed another family-of-three, but got away with the crime as he was never tried.