Monday, August 16, 2010

Two Executions Scheduled for Tuesday

There are two executions set for Tuesday, August 17, 2010. It appears they are both on schedule to be carried out.

According to the Associated Press:

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused a clemency petition from condemned killer Peter Cantu, who is set to die Tuesday in Huntsville for a notorious 1993 double rape-slaying in Houston.

Cantu was one of five young gang members condemned for killing two teenage girls.

In Oklahoma, The Pardon and Parole Board has denied a clemency request for Jeffrey David Matthews.

He's scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the Oklahoma state penitentiary in McAlester for the murder of 77-year old Otis Earl Short in McClain County during a robbery in 1994.

They would be the 36th and 37th execution of 2010.

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