Cuban immigrant executed for 1995 murder of Florida boy

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Posted: Feb 12, 2014 8:40 PM

(Reuters) - Cuban immigrant Juan Carlos Chavez was executed on Wednesday for the 1995 kidnapping, rape and murder of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce, a spokesman for Florida Governor Rick Scott said.

Chavez died by lethal injection. The spokesman said he was executed at 8:17 p.m. at Florida State Prison at Starke.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Eric Walsh)