Alabama executes 45-year-old man found guilty in the 1994 killing

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Ronald Bert Smith Jr. is seen in an undated picture released by the Alabama Department of Corrections

(Reuters) – Alabama executed a former Eagle scout on Thursday for a convenience store killing in 1994, the 20th person executed in the United States this year and the second in Alabama.

Ronald Smith, 45, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. (0505 GMT) at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, where he was executed by lethal injection, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said.

(Reporting By Brendan O’Brien)

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