TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Jan 7 A Florida man who spent
nearly 40 years on death row for killing a Miami couple and
later stabbing a prison guard was executed on Tuesday, a state
prison official said.
Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight
when he killed his former employer and his wife in 1974, was
pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. EDT (2345 GMT) from a lethal
injection, said Misty Cash, a spokeswoman for the Florida
Department of Corrections.
(Reporting by Kevin Gray; Editing by Bernard Orr)