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Coral Springs Police Say Executed Man Responsible for 1990 Slaying

Police in Coral Springs say they have solved a woman's 1990 slaying, with advances in DNA identification pinning the crime on a man executed in 2011 for other killings.

Detectives say a new DNA test earlier this month conclusively links Oba Chandler to the strangulation death of 20-year-old Ivelisse Berrious Beguerisse, who never made it home after leaving her job at the Sawgrass Mills Mall on Nov. 27, 1990. Her car was found in the mall parking lot with two tires slashed.

Chandler was executed for the killings of Joan Rodgers and her two daughters in 1989 in St. Petersburg. At the time of Beguerisse's slaying, Chandler lived near the mall where she worked.

The case was solved by Coral Springs Detectives Brian Koenig and Dan Cucchi.

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