Oklahoma Appeals Court Sets Dates for Two Executions

Garry Thomas Allen

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has scheduled executions for two death row inmates, including one on election day.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office said Thursday that the court scheduled the execution of 56-year-old Garry Thomas Allen for Nov. 6 - the date of the general election. Allen was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the 1986 shooting death of his fiancée, Lawanna Gail Titsworth, outside a children's day care in Oklahoma City.

Pruitt says the appeals court also set a Dec. 4 execution date for 38-year-old George Ochoa. Ochoa was sentenced to die for the July 1993 killings of Francisco Morales and his wife, Maria Yanez, inside the couple's Oklahoma County home.

Both executions will be by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

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