Georgia executes man for 1998 murders of a father and two children

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Posted: Apr 27, 2016 7:53 AM

By David Beasley

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man described by a prosecutor as "pure damn evil" for killing two children and their father in 1998 was executed in Georgia on Wednesday night.

Daniel Anthony Lucas, 37, was put to death by lethal injection at 9:54 p.m. local time at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, the Georgia Department of Corrections said.

(Reporting by David Beasley in Atlanta; Writing by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie Adler)