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JAN 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Askari Abdullah Muhammad, AKA Thomas Knight, Set To Be Executed After Decades On Death Row

A Florida man who killed a couple in the woods in 1974 and later murdered a prison guard is set to be executed Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. via lethal injection after nearly 40 years on death row. Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, formerly known as Thomas Knight, was originally sentenced to death after being convicted of the murders of Sydney and Lillian Gans in 1975, the Miami Herald reports. While on death row in 1980, Muhammad fatally stabbed corrections officer Richard Burke, 42, with a sharpened spoon because the prison guard would not permit Muhammad to see his visiting mother. In 1974, ... Read More

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