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Man executed in deaths of daughter, ex, in-laws

June 13, 2012 • National News


Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps briefs reporters on the witnesses for the execution of death row inmate Jan Michael Brawner during a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 news conference at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. Brawner is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. for the deaths of his 3-year-old daughter, his ex-wife and her parents. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi executed a man Tuesday for fatally shooting his 3-year-old daughter, his ex-wife and her parents in a crime in which authorities say he also stole his slain mother-in-law’s wedding ring and used it to propose marriage to his girlfriend.

Jan Michael Brawner, 34, was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. CDT after receiving a chemical injection at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Brawner had admitted to the killings and said he didn’t deserve to live after shooting his daughter, Paige, his ex-wife, Barbara Craft, and her parents, Carl and Jane Craft, at their house on April 25, 2001.

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