Henyard Faces Execution for Killing 2 Children

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A man convicted of executing two young girls after raping and shooting their mother is facing execution at Florida State Prison.

Richard Henyard will be put to death at 6 p.m. Tuesday unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.

He was convicted of fatally shooting 7-year-old Jamilya Lewis and her 3-year-old sister Jasmine. He and a younger partner had carjacked their mother in the central Florida town of Eustis. The pair raped the mother, shot her four times and then shot the girls.

The mother, Dorothy Lewis, survived and is now a minister in the Ocala area.

Henyard's attorney, Mark Gruber, has filed two appeals with the Supreme Court.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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