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Sisters want brother who killed their kids spared

JACKSON, Miss. - Two women are asking Mississippi’s governor to spare their brother from execution, even though he killed four of their children, paralyzed another, and stabbed one of the sisters.

Henry “Curtis’’ Jackson Jr. is scheduled to die Tuesday by injection. He killed the four youngsters, ages 2 to 5, during a rampage that started when he went to his mother’s home in Leflore County to take money from her safe on Nov. 1, 1990, court records say.

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His mother was at church that day, but Jackson’s adult sister, Regina Jackson, was at the home with her two daughters and four nieces and nephews. Regina Jackson was stabbed five times. Her two daughters and two nephews were stabbed to death. Another niece was so severely injured that she was paraplegic until her recent death.

Regina Jackson said in an interview that she was scheduled to meet with Governor Phil Bryant on Monday and would plead for her brother’s life. She also wrote Bryant a letter last month asking for a reprieve, saying she doesn’t want her brother to get out of prison and that she “just can’t take any more killing.’’

“As a mother who lost two babies, all I’m asking is that you not make me go through the killing of my brother,’’ she wrote.

She told the AP she has forgiven her brother over the years. “If they kill him, they’re doing the same thing that he did. The dying is going to have to stop somewhere.’’

Another sister and her husband, Glenda and Andrew Kuyoro, also asked Bryant to spare Curtis Jackson in a letter dated May 15.

Bryant, a Republican and former deputy sheriff, has not granted clemency to a condemned inmate since taking office in January.

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