Execution set today for killer of 2 women
A man convicted of killing two co-workers by beating them with a hammer and setting them on fire is scheduled for execution today at Florida State Prison in Starke.
Robert L. Henry, 55, was sentenced to die for the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris, 53, and 35-year-old Janet Thermidor, with whom he worked at a Deerfield Beach fabric store. After the attacks, he stole $1,269 from the store. Although Henry at first told police the crime was committed by an unknown assailant, Thermidor lived long enough to identify him as the perpetrator. Broward State Attorney Michael Satz, who prosecuted the 1988 trial, told the jury that Henry had committed one of the most cold-blooded acts in recent memory.
Barring a successful last-minute appeal, Henry is scheduled to die by injection at 6 tonight. Henry would be the fourth person executed in Florida this year.