Man who killed deputy and security officer executed in Virginia

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter, WSLS NBC-10

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia man is dead nearly 11 years after killing a sheriff's deputy and a security guard in Montgomery County.

William Morva was successfully put to death on Thursday night at Greensville Correctional Center.

His execution was scheduled for 9 p.m. and he was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m.

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When asked if he had any last words, Morva replied, "No," according to Lisa Kinney, the director of communications for the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Kinney said that the execution was carried out without any complications.

NBC12's Drew Wilder served as a media witness to the execution and described what he saw during a news conference after the execution.

After the news conference one of Morva's attorneys said that given all of the support for clemency for Morva, she was shocked that the governor, as she put it, couldn't see what everyone else could see.

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She hopes now all of those who supported clemency will continue to push for better mental health treatment.

Montgomery County Sheriff Hank Partin released this statement about Morva's execution:

“I appreciate Governor McAuliffe’s decision not to interfere with the execution of William Morva. While we regret any loss of human life, this brings to an end a painful series of events that began on August 21, 2006 when William Morva made a decision to murder Corporal Eric Sutphin and Security Guard Derrick McFarland."

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