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Missouri executes serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin: official

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Missouri executes serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin: official
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(Reuters) - Missouri serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed by lethal injection early Wednesday, an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for him to be put to death.

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Franklin, 63, was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. CT (1217 GMT) at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, according to Mike O'Connell of the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

(Reporting by Karen Brooks; Editing by Scott Malone)

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