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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals of Three Oklahoma Death Row Inmates

by Chris Casteel Modified: October 7, 2013 at 10:45 am •  Published: October 7, 2013

On the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeals of three Oklahoma Death Row inmates, signaling an end to the appeals for:

Ronald Clinton Lott
Michael Lee Wilson
Johnny Dale Black

Black received his death sentence in Stephens County for the 1998 slaying of Bill Pogue, a prominent horse trainer.

Lott was convicted of killing two Oklahoma City women in September 1986 and January 1987.

Anna Laura Fowler, 83, and Zelma Cutler, 90, were raped and smothered to death in their homes. The women lived alone and across the street from each other in the 1100 block of NW 31. They were murdered four months apart.

Wilson was one of four men convicted in the 1995 death of Richard Yost at a QuikTrip store.

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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