Friday, November 18, 2011

Florida Executes Killer of Ohio Mom and Daughters

The 41st Execution of 2011

Sixty-five-year-old, Oba Chandler was executed in Florida this week for the rape and murder of a36-year-old mother and her two teenage daughters who were traveling back to Ohio after a trip to Disney World in 1989, reported Reuters.

They met Chandler in Tampa, where they stopped to ask for directions after becoming lost searching for their motel, authorities said. Chandler gave them directions to a Days Inn and then apparently offered to take them on a sunset cruise on his boat, "Gypsy One," that evening on Tampa Bay.

The mother and daughters were never seen alive again. Their three bodies -- bound, gagged and naked below the waist -- were found floating in Tampa Bay three days later.

Chandler was convicted in 1994 and sentenced to death on three counts of first-degree murder. He was pronounced dead on November 16, 2011 at 4:25 p.m. at the Florida State Prison near Starke, according to Reuters.

Chandler's last meal consisted of two salami sandwiches on white bread and half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He made no final statement, reported Reuters.

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