updated 9/23/2008 8:49:28 PM ET 2008-09-24T00:49:28

Florida has executed a man convicted of shooting and killing two young sisters after he raped and shot their mother.

Thirty-four-year-old Richard Henyard was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday. He had been condemned for the deaths of 7-year-old Jamilya Lewis and her 3-year-old sister, Jasmine.

The slayings occurred in January 1993 when Henyard and a 14-year-old accomplice carjacked Dorothy Lewis and her daughters outside a grocery store in the central Florida town of Eustis.

Henyard, then 18, raped Lewis and then shot her multiple times at close range, but she survived. The daughters were then shot in the head after they cried out for their mother.

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