Missouri executes man convicted of raping and murdering teenage girl
Gurney used for lethal injections (AFP)

The U.S. state of Missouri on Tuesday executed a man who, along with a friend, pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, a state corrections department spokesman said.

Roderick Nunley, 50, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection of drugs at the state's death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri, corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.

(Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Robert Birsel)