Man Executed in Florida for 1989 Murders of Mother, 2 Daughters


Oba Chandler, who raped and killed a mother and her two daughters in one unfathomable night of horror 22 years ago, was executed by lethal injection Tuesday in Starke, Fla., reports the St. Petersburg Times. He was convicted in the 1989 attacks on Joan Rogers and daughters Michelle and Christe. The Ohio family was visiting Florida when they were found floating in Tampa Bay, bound, tied to cinder blocks and stripped below the waist.

Hal Rogers, the father and husband they left behind, sat directly across from their killer in the witness room, separated by glass. Chandler made no final statement but left behind a note that read, “You are killing a innocent man today.”

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