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.