Execution date set for double-murderer Robert Henry

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A March 20 execution date has been set for a Florida man who attacked two women with a hammer and set them on fire, killing them both.

Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Thursday for 55-year-old Robert L. Henry. He was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County.

Henry worked with the victims at a fabric store. According to the governor's office, Henry told Harris the store was being robbed and he had been told to blindfold her and lock her in the men's room. Then Henry attacked Thermidor with the hammer and robbed the store himself.

Later he came back, used flammable liquid to set Thermidor on fire, then attacked Harris with the hammer and set her on fire.

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