Oba Chandler, Florida


November 15, 2011

Oba Chandler was executed by the state of Florida on November 15, 2011. Oba was pronounced dead at 4:25 pm EST, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida. Oba was 65 years of age. He was executed for the rape and murder of 36-year-old Joan “Jo” Rogers and her children, 17-year-old Michelle Rogers and 14-year-old Christe Rogers, on July 1, 1989, in Tampa, Florida. The family was originally from Ohio and in Florida for vacation. It took police several years before they identified Oba as the killer. Oba spent the last 17 years of his life on Florida’s death row.

Allegedly, Oba suffered from a traumatic childhood and was abused. As and adult, Oba sold drugs. While in prison, Oba earned his high school equivalency diploma and some college credits.

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Joan, Michelle, and Christe Rogers. Please pray for the family of Oba.


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