Oba Chandler Executed; Left Behind a Sheisty Last Statement

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Spoiler alert: Oba Chandler
Convicted rapist and triple murderer Oba Chandler was executed at 4:25 p.m. today inside the Florida State Prison, according to the Department of Corrections.

After gobbling down a pair of salami sandwiches, one peanut butter sandwich, and some tea, he managed to jot down a last statement before meeting the state's juice.

Check out the note after the jump:

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Florida Department of Corrections

Whatever Chandler claims to be "innocent" of, according to anyone who's checked out the facts from the case, it certainly isn't murder.


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Freezysliddle
Freezysliddle

I am a 52 yr. Tampa native. As a little girl, my Father and I would put our little boat into Tampa Bay from the same ramp that Chandler used to murder those young women. When driving across the Causeway, I could not do so without looking at the boat ramp and the Days Inn. My thoughts were of the Mother and her judgement to put her daughters in that situation. To be vulnerable at sea in the hands of a complete stainger. I feel her pain when she realizes this man was going to hurt her little girls. My memories of fishing with my father are now included with this horror. Resenty, I flew to Atlanta from Tampa International. My plane took off and banked over the familiar Howard Franklin and then over the Causeway. I looked down and thought of Chandler for the first time in years. I wondered when he would be put to death. As it turned out he was on the "Short list" for execution. There is evil in the world, but I never thought such an event would happen so close to home. I drove the same streets as he did, probably ate at the same places. You just never know.

Robert Weber
Robert Weber

Too bad you can't kill a prick like this twice!

Bglbuds77
Bglbuds77

My brother-in-law went to school with these girls and my father worked with their father.  I am absolutely disgusted that this piece of garbage wouldn't even offer an apology for what he had done.  This animal has a daughter of his own and I would really like to know what he would have done or felt like if someone did the exact thing to his daughter like he did these girls.

Ruth
Ruth

It's about time!!!

Juddty
Juddty

Killed them...duh!!

Juddty
Juddty

I remember this case, he deserved what he got, police had all the evidence they needed to convict. I still feel horror for that Mom and her daughters te way he raped and kikllked them...monster!!!

Durtysanchez007
Durtysanchez007

I lived in the Tampa Bay area when this happened and also when Chandler was tried and convicted. It was a very thorough investigation and the prosecuters nailed the right guy. There is also suspicion that this was not the first time he killed someone, he just got caught. The St. Petersburg Times ran a series of articles after the trial detailing the investigation. Great article, google it...

Miss Penelope
Miss Penelope

I saw this story recently on tv and remembered it from so long ago, those poor girls. I have no idea how anyone would want to go on this guy's boat..he was so creepy! Then i looked it up and found out he was due to be executed very shortly. I don't support the death penalty but it's obvious this guy was a danger to the public.

123
123

where is the case proceedings?

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

I guess the world will neaver know the truth.

Flrdin1
Flrdin1

When you are on a jury and have to make a decision to convict or not convict, you had better be DAMN SURE what you are doing is the right decision.  A seasoned prosecuter can convince a jury of anything and in todays world most people are just itching to have the power to kill someone. There have been many cases where jury's have been convinced they were convicting the right person and finally 20 years or more later (mostly through DNA evidence) find they have wrongly put someone away for a good part of their lives. I saw the handwriting analysis and it very much resembles my own.  I lived in Florida at the time too. I also lived in the same community that this man moved to across the state fro the Tampa area.  Thank God I didn't own a boat, that very well could have been me convicted.

goodmeaghan
goodmeaghan

Are you also a career criminal with six prior felony convictions, who raped a tourist in a crime extremely similar to the Rogerses' killings, two weeks before it happened? Were your fingerprints on a brochure found in the Rogerses' car? Did you tell your grown-up daughter that you'd killed some women in Florida?

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