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S.C. executes man for killing wife, son

A Georgia man convicted of killing his wife and son to collect life insurance money has been executed in South Carolina.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A Georgia man convicted of killing his wife and son to collect life insurance money has been executed in South Carolina.

Luke Williams was put to death by lethal injection Friday. The 56-year-old made no final statement and kept his eyes closed as the drugs were administered. He was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m.

Williams was convicted of killing 39-year-old wife Linda Williams and 12-year-old son Shaun in June 1991. Authorities say he took them across the state line into Sumter National Forest in South Carolina, where he killed them.

Their bodies had been doused with gasoline and set afire in the family's van, which was driven into a tree.

Williams was arrested a year later after trying to collect $525,000 in insurance.