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Former officer executed in Florida murders

STARKE, Fla. — A former police officer who murdered nine people during a 1986 crime spree was executed Tuesday after his attorneys’ last-minute appeals were rejected.

Manuel Pardo, 56, was pronounced dead at Florida State Prison at 7:47 p.m. after a lethal injection. His attorneys tried to block the execution by arguing that he was mentally ill, but federal courts declined to intercede.

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