Killer of woman, 2 daughters executed in Florida

STARKE – A Florida man convicted of killing an Ohio woman and her two teenage daughters in June 1989 as the victims returned from a dream vacation to Disney World has been executed.

Oba Chandler, 65, was administered a lethal injection and pronounced dead at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida state prison, Gov. Rick Scott’s office said.

In 1994, Chandler was convicted of killing 36-year-old Joan Rogers and her daughters Christe and Michelle, from the small farming community of Willshire, Ohio.

The three were vacationing in Florida when they asked Chandler for directions. Authorities say Chandler lured them aboard his boat, tied concrete blocks to ropes around their necks and dumped their bodies in Tampa Bay.

Chandler’s death warrant was the second Scott has signed since taking office this year.