Man who killed ex-wife, daughter scheduled to die Oct. 29

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Posted: Oct 06, 2015 7:19 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida convicted of killing his daughter, his ex-wife, his former mother-in-law and his former sister-in-law is scheduled to die Oct. 29.

Gov. Rick Scott signed a new death warrant Tuesday for 59-year-old Jerry Correll.

Authorities say Correll went to the Orlando home of his former mother-in-law, Mary Lou Hines, in June 1985. They say he fatally stabbed Hines, his ex-wife Susan Correll, her sister Marybeth Jones and the former couple's 5-year-old daughter.

Physical evidence including bloody fingerprints and palm prints linked Jerry Correll to the crime.

Correll was scheduled to die early this year, but the Florida Supreme Court halted his execution after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the use of a lethal injection sedative. The drug was cleared for use in June. The stay of execution was lifted Friday.