Missouri executes Brian Dorsey, 18 years after he killed cousin and her husband; expresses deep regret

A Missouri death row inmate who killed his cousin and her husband before molesting her apologized to his family for the atrocities he caused before being executed on Tuesday.

Brian Dorsey, 52, was denied two appeals by the US Supreme Court after he brutally murdered Sarah and Ben Bonnie in 2006.

“To all of the family and loved ones I share with Sarah and to all of the surviving family and loved ones of Ben, I am totally, deeply, overwhelmingly sorry,” he said in a statement.

“Words cannot convey the full weight of my remorse and shame. I still love you. I never intended to injure anyone. I’m sorry I wounded them and you.”

The 52-year-old was given a single injection of the sedative pentobarbital at Bonne Terre State Prison.

Because Dorsey was obese, diabetic, and a former IV drug user, there were concerns that the execution team might be unable to locate a suitable vein without performing the invasive “cut down” technique.

However, the Missouri Department of Corrections told Fox News Digital that the death was rapid, with a few deep breaths before the medicine was injected, followed by numerous weak, quick gasps.

At one point, the killer raised his head off the cushion and blinked quickly before ceasing movement. He was pronounced deceased at 6:11 p.m.

Dorsey’s final dinner consisted of two cheeseburgers, two orders of chicken strips, two large orders of French fries, and a pizza topped with sausage, pepperoni, onion, mushrooms, and additional cheese.

Dorsey was sentenced to death in 2006 after brutally murdering two family members and orphaning their four-year-old daughter just days before Christmas.

He’d been pleading with them to lend him money to pay off two drug dealers who were in his apartment.

Dorsey went to the Bonnies’ house that night and killed the couple after they went to bed, using a shotgun from the garage.

Dorsey sexually abused Sarah while they lay motionless, according to authorities at the time.

Dorsey also took other items from the house to repay his drug habit.

Sarah’s parents went to check on the newlyweds, who had just been married a year and saw the couple’s daughter sitting on the couch watching television.

She informed her grandparents that her mother “won’t wake up.”

Dorsey confessed to police three days after the murders and served 18 years in prison “trying to make up for the single act of violence,” according to his lawyers.

A clemency petition to Missouri Governor Mike Parson was also dismissed.

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