A Florida man convicted of the 1984 killing of a babysitter as two kids slept, a lady in a separate homicide and rape, was executed Thursday after being one of many state’s longest-serving loss of life row inmates.
Duane Owen was given a deadly injection and pronounced useless at 6:14 p.m. on the Florida State Prison in Starke.
Owen’s final meal consisted of a bacon cheeseburger with no bun, onion rings, strawberries, a vanilla milkshake, cherry ice cream and occasional, the Florida Department of Corrections advised Fox News Digital.
Owen, 62, was sentenced to loss of life for the March 24, 1984, rape and stabbing assault on Karen Slattery, 14, and for the rape and killing of Georgianna Worden, 38, in May 1984, each in Palm Beach County.
He additionally attacked two different girls in Palm Beach County who survived. Slattery was repeatedly stabbed and raped in a house in Delray Beach whereas two kids in her care had been sleeping.
Two months later, Worden was sleeping in her Boca Raton dwelling when Owen struck her a number of instances with a hammer and raped her. One of Worden’s kids discovered her physique the following morning whereas preparing for varsity, based on court docket data.
The Florida Supreme Court rejected Owen’s most up-to-date enchantment final week and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected it Wednesday.
A protection psychologist testified earlier this month that Owen believes he absorbed the souls of his victims and that they nonetheless exist inside him.
Prosecutors argued that whereas Owen has psychological well being points, he’s conscious that the execution was punishment for his crimes.
The Associated press contributed to this report.