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Missouri executes man for killing family in 1998

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Mark Christeson was executed on Jan. 31 in Missouri (Credit: KMOV) Mark Christeson was executed on Jan. 31 in Missouri (Credit: KMOV)

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) —  A Missouri man has been executed for killing a woman and her two children nearly 19 years ago.

Mark Christeson was put to death Tuesday, Missouri's first execution since May. Christeson's fate was sealed when neither the U.S. Supreme Court nor Gov. Eric Greitens would intervene.

Christeson was 18 when he and a 17-year-old cousin, Jesse Carter, broke into the rural Vichy, Missouri, home of Susan Brouk intending to steal her Ford Bronco in 1998. Christeson raped Brouk with her 12-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son in the house.

When one of the children recognized Carter, the teenagers drove the family to a pond and killed them. They fled to California where they were captured eight days later.

Carter is serving life in prison after agreeing to testify against Christeson.

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