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.
Michael Gargiulo, Pretrial Hearing 45
4 weeks ago