US man executed on DNA conviction, decades after crime
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US state of Oklahoma executed a man convicted of rape and murder, who was connected to the crime 18 years later after advances in DNA technology.
Anthony Banks, 61, was declared dead by lethal injection on Tuesday in McAlester, according to Jerry Massie, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Banks received a death sentence in 1999 for the murder of South Korean woman Sun "Kim" Travis, who was kidnapped from her Tulsa apartment parking lot on June 6, 1979.
Travis, who was 24, was found raped and shot in the head several km from her home, according to court documents.