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Judge to decide on Chandler lethal injection
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:44am
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Judge to decide on Chandler lethal injection
Updated: Monday, 24 Oct 2011, 5:31 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 24 Oct 2011, 5:31 AM EDT

TAMPA - A judge will decide Monday if a notorious Bay Area killerís life will be spared.

Oba Chandler, who is on death row for murdering a woman and her two daughters in 1989, will learn his fate when a judge issues a written decision.

Chandler is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Nov. 15.

In May of 1989, detectives say Joan Rogers and her two teenaged daughters, Michelle and Christie, came from their hometown of Ohio for a family vacation in Tampa.

Detectives say they met Oba Chandler when they got lost and asked for directions.

Investigators believe he invited the women on his boat for a sunset cruise. And it was there that they say Chandler bound the women, gagged them with duct tape, raped them and then one by one, tied a cement block around their neck and threw them into Tampa Bay -- while they were still alive.

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/judge-to-decide-on-chandler-lethal-injection-102411

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