Missouri executes man for killing little girl, her mother
Washington: The US state of Missouri has executed Richard Strong, a 48-year-old Afro-American, for murdering his girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter in 2000, Efe news agency reported. Strong was declared dead at 6.58 p.m. on Tuesday after being administered a pentobarbital lethal injection in the state prison in Bonne Terre, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections. On October 23, 2000, Strong used a butcher knife to murder his then girlfriend Eva Washington and her two-year-old daughter, Zandrea Thomas, whom she had from a previous relationship. According to the autopsy, Washington was stabbed 21 times and Thomas 12. The police arrested Strong in his apartment and along with the two bodies they also found a threemonth-old baby that Strong had with Washington.