Missouri executes man convicted of killing girlfriend, her daughter

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Posted: Jun 09, 2015 8:15 PM

(Reuters) - The state of Missouri on Tuesday executed a man convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter almost 15 years ago, a prison spokesman said.

Richard Strong, 48, was put to death by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri, where he was pronounced dead at 6:58 p.m., said prison spokesman Mike O'Connell. Strong was the 16th inmate executed in the United States and the fourth in Missouri in 2015.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Editing by Eric Beech)