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Ohio Inmate Sings Hymn As He's Executed for Two Murders

An Ohio man convicted of back-to-back murders 25 years ago sang a hymn as he was executed Wednesday morning, media witnesses reported.

After Gary Otte apologized to relatives of his victims and sang the religious song “The Greatest Thing,” he uttered his last words, a line attributed to Jesus Christ during his crucifixion: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they’re doing.”




Image: Gary Otte

Gary Otte was put to death Wednesday.