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The Latest: Florida executes convicted serial killer

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Oscar Ray Bolin, who was convicted of killing three women then married a member of his defense team while on death row, has been executed in Florida. (CHRIS URSO / Pool via AP file) Oscar Ray Bolin, who was convicted of killing three women then married a member of his defense team while on death row, has been executed in Florida. (CHRIS URSO / Pool via AP file)
STARKE, Fla. -

Here is the latest in the scheduled execution of Oscar Ray Bolin in Florida. All times are local:
    
10:18 p.m.
    
Oscar Ray Bolin, who was convicted of killing three women then married a member of his defense team while on death row, has been executed in Florida.
    
Gov. Rick Scott's office said Bolin was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 10:16 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison in Starke. The scheduled 6 p.m. execution time was delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Bolin's final appeal.
    
Scott signed Bolin's death warrant in October. The warrant is for the 1986 slaying of Teri Lynn Matthews. The 26-year-old Matthews was abducted from a post office in Pasco County, just north of Tampa.
    
Bolin was also sentenced to death by for the killing of 17-year-old Stephanie Collins. A jury also gave him the death penalty for killing 25-year-old Natalie Holley, but that verdict was thrown out because of legal errors. Another jury eventually found him guilty of second-degree murder in that case.
    
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9:55 p.m.
    
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the final appeal of convicted Florida killer Oscar Ray Bolin, clearing the way for his execution.
    
The justices rejected Bolin's appeal and request for a stay without comment Thursday night. The decision came almost four hours after Bolin was initially scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Starke.
    
Bolin was convicted of killing three women, but the 53-year-old's death warrant is for the 1986 slaying of 26-year-old Teri Lynn Mathews. She was abducted from a post office north of Tampa. Bolin was also sentenced to death for one of the other killings.
    
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8:10 p.m.
    
The scheduled execution in Florida of convicted killer Oscar Ray Bolin has been delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court considers his final appeal.
    
Bolin was set to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Florida State Prison in Starke. But more than two hours later, the high court had yet to rule on Bolin's last-ditch request for a stay.
    
The 53-year-old Bolin has been convicted of killing three women. His death warrant is for the 1986 slaying of 26-year-old Teri Lynn Matthews, who was abducted from a post office north of Tampa.
 

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