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A US man convicted of killing of a farm couple while trying to steal their cows was put to death Wednesday in the midwestern US state of Missouri, authorities said. William Rousan, 57, was declared dead by lethal injection shortly after midnight in Bonne Terre, Missouri, said Mike O'Connell, spokesman for the state's department of public security. Rousan was sentenced to death for plotting and carrying out the September 1993 murders of Charles Lewis, 67, and his wife Grace, 62. According to the indictment, Rousan took his son Brent and his brother Robert to the Lewis farm to steal a herd of cows.