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Florida Executes Murderer: A Florida man convicted of murdering his wife and her five-year-old son in 1985 has been executed after spending decades on the state's death row.  Ralph Ellis of CNN reports that 63-year-old John Ruthell Henry fatally stabbed his wife and her young son two years after he was released from prison for murdering his previous spouse.  Attorneys for Henry asked for a stay of execution based on the claim that their client suffered from an intellectual disability, however, the appeal was denied by the state Supreme Court.

Murder Suspect has Lengthy Criminal Past: An Arizona man suspected of murdering two elderly women last week had been released from prison a few days prior to the killings.  Emerson Marcus of the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that 40-year-old Anthony Nelson, a convicted sex offender, had been sentenced to seven years in 2008 for sexual assault. He was released on June 2 despite several disciplinary violations and ordered to register as a sex offender.  A petition to revoke Nelson's probation was issued just a week after his release when he failed to report to his probation officer. Police believe he murdered the two women a few days later.  Nelson was killed in a gunfight with police on June 13 after a high speed chase.

Teacher Attacked in Arizona Prison: A teacher giving a high school equivalency exam to a room full of sex offenders has been violently attacked and sexually assaulted by a convicted rapist.  The Associated Press reports that the attack happened January 30 in a prison unit that houses 1,300 rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders.  One inmate stabbed the teacher in the head with a pen and raped her as she tried to scream for help and alert corrections officers.  The inmate was serving 30 years in prison in 2011 for a rape he committed when he was 17-years-old.  He has since been charged with additional felonies including kidnapping, rape and assault with a deadly weapon.

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