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MICHIGAN NATIVE EXECUTED FOR KILLING 3 IN GEORGIA

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A man was executed in the electric chair early Thursday for murdering three people over a $10,000 gambling debt.

Larry Lonchar died at 12:39 a.m. after receiving two jolts of 2,000 volts apiece.Smiling as he was strapped into the chair, his last statement was: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

The 45-year-old Lonchar, a native of Battle Creek, Mich., was convicted in 1987 of killing a 54-year-old man, the man's girlfriend and his son. The killings involved $10,000 Lonchar owed to a gambling ring allegedly run by one of the men.