Man who killed three is ex­e­cuted

Los Angeles Times - - 9• 28•10 -

Ge­or­gia ex­e­cuted a triple mur­derer by lethal in­jec­tion de­spite pleas from his lawyers for a de­lay on the grounds of mental in­com­pe­tence af­ter he tried to com­mit sui­cide last week.

Bran­don Rhode, 31, was con­victed in 2000 of killing a fa­ther and his two young chil­dren dur­ing a bur­glary in Ge­or­gia’s Jones County, au­thor­i­ties said.

He was de­clared dead at 10:16 p.m. af­ter an ex­e­cu­tion wit­nessed by fam­ily mem­bers of the con­demned, a mem­ber of the clergy and a para­le­gal, state prison au­thor­i­ties said.

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