March 20, 2014 / 11:10 PM / 4 years ago

Florida executes man who used hammer to kill two female co-workers

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida man convicted of bludgeoning two women to death with a hammer and setting them on fire more than 26 years ago was executed on Thursday, a state prison official said.

Robert Lavern Henry, 55, was pronounced dead at 6:16 pm local time after receiving a lethal injection, said Misty Cash, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.

Reporting by Bill Cotterell; Editing by Kevin Gray and Cynthia Johnston

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