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Tennessee executes man for 1986 double murder

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Department of Correction said it executed a man convicted of killing two people 33 years ago.

"The death sentence of Stephen West was executed by means of electrocution on Aug. 15, 2019, in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee," the department said in a statement.

West, 56, was convicted of killing 51-year-old Wanda Romines and her 15-year-old daughter, Sheila Romines, in 1986. He was also found guilty of raping the girl.

West was executed by electric chair at the Riverbed Maximum Security Institution in Nashville and was pronounced dead at 7:27 ...

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