Florida executes man convicted in 1990 murder of two of his relatives

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:57 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing his cousin and the man's wife to prevent his cousin from testifying against him in a burglary case was executed in Florida on Wednesday, a state prison official said.

Robert Eugene Hendrix, 47, was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. local time from a lethal injection, said Jessica Cary, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.

(Reporting by Bill Cotterell; Editing by Kevin Gray and Chris Reese)