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Triple Murderer Thomas Knight AKA Askari Abdullah Muhammad Executed After 40 Years

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Convicted Triple Murderer Thomas Knight AKA Askari Abdullah Muhammad was executed after 40 years in prison. In 1974 he was convicted of kidnapping, robbing and executing his employer Sydney Gans and Sydney’s wife Lillian.

After he was arrested he escaped the county jail and is suspected of murdering another man in a robbery before he was re-captured. Then in 1974 he stabbed to death state corrections Officer Richard Burke while he was waiting on death row.

His latest date of execution was delayed because a judge deemed the drug going to be used to executed was dangerous and might cause him pain.

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