"Brandon Bernard was a different person from the teenager arrested over 20 years earlier. Up until the end, he did not think he would be executed because he knew he had reformed."
Brandon Bernard has been executed at age 40, despite opposition from the same jurors who sentenced him to death and the prosecutor who defended his death sentence.
"Brandon wanted me to tell every single person who worked on his behalf supporting him in any way a huge thank you," the celebrity and advocate tweeted.
Bernard was an accomplice to a crime at age 18. He is the ninth person to be executed as part of the Trump administration's end-of-office killing spree.