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Courts reject Oklahoma inmate’s try to stop execution

George Ochoa, 38, is scheduled to die of lethal injection Tuesday for the 1993 shooting deaths of Francisco Morales and Maria Yanez during a home invasion in Oklahoma City while three of the couple’s young children were present.

BY SEAN MURPHY Published: December 4, 2012

A federal judge and a Denver-based appeals court both denied Monday an Oklahoma death row inmate’s attempt to stop his pending execution for two murders, rejecting the claim that he is mentally incompetent.

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