Satan’s servant executed in Ohio

A man who called Satan his lord and said he enjoyed killing three people was executed Tuesday, keeping his promise to show the family of his victims no remorse for stabbing and beating them and stomping on them with steel-toed boots.

Darrell Ferguson's mother said he made up the Satan worshipping and the claim that he took pleasure in the killings to ensure he was executed.

During the execution, he made a fist and extended his index and pinky fingers, which some people view as a sign of the devil. When asked about the symbol, Davis said she doesn't know what it means.

Ferguson, 28, the youngest person put to death in Ohio since 1962, asked for the death penalty at sentencing and chose not to pursue appeals, which could have delayed his execution for years.

He was the second inmate executed using the state's new lethal injection protocol, adopted after an execution in May was delayed when prison staff struggled to find a useable vein on that inmate, who asked them to find another way to kill him, the AP reports.