Man Executed in Florida for 1986 Stabbing, Requests Fried Chicken and Cornbread as Last Meal

Man Executed in Florida for 1986 Stabbing, Requests Fried Chicken and Cornbread as Last Meal

Months after his release from jail for rape, a death row inmate in Florida who was found guilty of fatally stabbing a woman was put to death.

At Florida State Prison in Starke, Darryl B. Barwick, 56, was pronounced dead at 6:14 p.m. local time on Wednesday after receiving a lethal injection. His final request for a stay of execution was rejected earlier in the day by the United States Supreme Court.

“I’m at a loss as to why I acted the way I did. After being led to the execution chamber, he said, “I’m sorry. It’s time to apologize to the family. In addition, he criticized Florida for giving teenagers life sentences in prison and said that the state should be more caring and compassionate to its citizens.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Barwick consumed fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas with rice, cornbread, ice cream, and soda hours before he was scheduled to pass away.

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After observing Rebecca Wendt, 24, sunbathe outdoors and follow her inside, Barwick admitted to killing her on March 31, 1986, in her Panama City apartment.

She rejected his attempts to rob her, he claimed, so he stabbed her 37 times instead. Although there was no proof of a sexual assault, semen was discovered on a blanket near the body, according to the medical examiners.

After being found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery, attempted sexual battery, and armed burglary in November 1986, Barwick was given the death penalty. Due to prosecution misconduct, the Florida Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 1989. At his 1992 retrial, a jury found Barwick guilty once more and unanimously recommended that he be executed.

Less than three months after his release from prison for the knife-point rape of a 21-year-old woman, he killed Wendt.

This was Florida’s third execution of the year. Louis Gaskin, known as the “Ninja Killer,” was executed by the state last month. He passed away on April 12 from a fatal injection after being found guilty of murdering Robert Sturmfels, 56, and Georgette Sturmfels, 55, on December 20, 1989, in their Flagler County vacation home.

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