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A man convicted of torturing and killing a drug informant in 1975 was executed by electrocution Tuesday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way.

Bobby Marion Francis, 46, was pronounced dead at 7:07 a.m., about six minutes after the switch was thrown on the electric chair, said Gov. Lawton Chiles' communications director.He was sentenced to die for the slaying of Titus R. Walters, an informant in a drug investigation that resulted in Francis' arrest.