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Florida executes man who killed 2 sisters

The execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas (AP)

The execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas (AP)

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - Florida has executed a man convicted of
shooting and killing two young sisters after he raped and shot
their mother.

Thirty-four-year-old Richard Henyard was pronounced dead at 8:16
p.m. Tuesday. He had been condemned for the deaths of 7-year-old
Jamilya Lewis and her 3-year-old sister, Jasmine.

The slayings occurred in January 1993 when Henyard and a 14-year-old accomplice carjacked Dorothy Lewis and her daughters
outside a grocery store in the central Florida town of Eustis.

Henyard, then 18, raped Lewis and then shot her multiple times at close range, but she survived. The daughters were then shot in the head after they cried out for their mother.

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


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