A former Ku Klux Klansman convicted of killing a black teenager had tears in his eyes and words of love for his victim's family before he was executed Friday in Alabama's electric chair.

Henry Francis Hays, 42, was pronounced dead at 12:18 a.m. It was Alabama's first execution for a white-on-black crime in 84 years.Hays was convicted of the 1981 murder of Michael Donald, who was beaten, slashed and strangled with a rope after being abducted at random from a street in Mobile, Ala. His body was hanged from a tree.