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Oklahoma To Hold First Double Executions Since 1937

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says two death row inmates at the center of the state's legal flap will both be executed Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937.

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DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad Executed In Virginia
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Supreme Court Refuses To Overturn Death Sentence For Kentucky Man

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says there will be no new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.

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DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad Executed In Virginia
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US Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Death Penalty Appeal Of Mexican On Texas Death Row

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a 44-year-old Mexican national set to die next week for the beating death of a man who employed him at his Kerrville-area ranch.

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Oklahoma Judge Rules State Execution Law Unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has ruled that the state's execution law is unconstitutional because it doesn't allow inmates access to the court system.

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Attorneys For Mexican National Seeking To Halt Texas Execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican national on Texas death row for the slaying of a Houston police officer 20 years ago are hoping a federal civil suit will block the prisoner's execution this week.

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Execution Of South Florida Killer Set For Today

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of abducting and killing a Miami couple and later stabbing a prison guard to death is set for execution at Florida State Prison.

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DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad Executed In Virginia
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Texas To Execute Jamie McCoskey On Tuesday

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Harris County jury rejected arguments convicted killer Jamie McCoskey was too insane to get the death penalty.

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Texas Inmate To Die This Week Loses Federal Appeal

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate set for execution this week for killing his parents in Lubbock 15 years ago.

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Florida Lawmaker Wants to Bring Back Electric Chairs and Firing Squads

Florida state lawmaker Rep. Brad Drake recently had a conversation about the death penalty with a constituent at a local Waffle House restaurant. At issue: the legal battle surrounding the execution of convicted killer Manuel Valle.

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Georgia Pardons Board Rejects Bid to Halt Execution of Troy Davis

On Wednesday, the Georgia State Board of Pardons rejected a last-minute appeal to halt the execution of Troy Davis, a death row inmate convicted of shooting and killing a police officer in a crime both he and many others say he did not commit.

Although defense attorneys argued that ballistic testing linking Davis to the shooting was flawed and said Davis would take a polygraph test, the board said it would not review its decision to allow the execution by lethal injection, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday night, to go forward.

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