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NATION IN BRIEF : FLORIDA : Suspect in Tourist Triple Murder Guilty

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Florida man accused of murdering an Ohio woman and her two teen-age daughters and dumping their bodies into Tampa Bay was found guilty less than two hours after jurors in Clearwater began deliberations. The jury of eight women and four men returned the quick verdict after hearing nine days of testimony in the triple murder case against Oba Chandler. Chandler, 47, was convicted of strangling Joan Rogers, 36, and her daughters, Michelle, 17, and Christe, 14, then weighting their bodies with concrete blocks and throwing them into Tampa Bay the night of June 1, 1989. He could face death in the electric chair.


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