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Tennessee says executes man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend

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(Reuters) – Tennessee authorities on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by setting her ablaze in her car almost 30 years ago.

Lee Hall, 54, was executed by electric chair and declared dead at 7:26 p.m. Central Standard Time at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, said Tylee Tracer, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Correction.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien and Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)