Georgia to execute man convicted in triple murder this month

Georgia has set an execution date later this month for a man convicted for the 1998 triple murders of a trucking company owner and his two children.

The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement Thursday that Commissioner Homer Bryson has scheduled Daniel Anthony Lucas' execution for April 27 at 7 p.m. Georgia executes inmates using an injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital.

Lucas, who is 37, was convicted in 1999 for the deaths of 37-year-old Steven Moss, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin, who interrupted a burglary at their home near Macon in central Georgia.

Another man convicted in the murders, Brandon Joseph Rhode, was put to death in 2010.

Three inmates have been executed this year in Georgia and a fourth is scheduled to die Tuesday.