Georgia executes man convicted in triple killing

In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, death row inmate Daniel Anthony Lucas is seen. Lucas, 37, was sentenced to die in 1999 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia. Lucas is scheduled to be executed Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the state prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia executed a man Wednesday night convicted in the 1998 killings of a trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary.

Daniel Anthony Lucas was scheduled to die by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at 7 p.m. (2300 GMT) Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson. But his lawyers filed a late request to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the execution. The court had no immediate response after the original execution time had passed.

The execution took place at 9:54 p.m. tonight at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Georgia, according to a press release from the office of Attorney General of Georgia Sam Olens.

The 37-year-old inmate was sentenced to death for the April 1998 killings of 37-year-old Steven Moss, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia.

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