Fla. killer of mom, 2 kids to be executed Nov. 15
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of killing an Ohio mother and her two teenage daughters in the Tampa Bay area as they traveled home from a Disney World vacation in June 1989 is set to receive a lethal injection on Nov. 15.
Gov. Rick Scott signed the death warrant Monday for Oba Chandler.
Chandler was convicted in 1994 of murdering 36-year-old Joan Rogers and her daughters, Christe and Michelle after the Wilshire, Ohio, woman asked him for directions to a Tampa motel. Authorities say he tied weights to their necks before tossing them in Tampa Bay, but the remains later floated to the surface.
It's the second death warrant Scott has signed since taking office. Last month, Manuel Valle was executed for fatally shooting a Coral Gables police officer in 1979.