McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma has carried out the state's fifth execution this year. Fifty-three-year-old Ronald Clinton Lott was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Lott was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of 83-year-old Anna Laura Fowler in September 1986 and 93-year-old Zelma Cutler in January 1987. He also was convicted of raping the women.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Unclaimed property from more than 700 abandoned safe deposit boxes will be auctioned off by Oklahoma's state treasurer. Treasurer Ken Miller says coin collections, precious metal, collectible cards and more than seven dozen class rings are just some of the items scheduled for auction on Dec. 18 in Oklahoma City.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Two alleged gang members have been indicted on murder charges in the shooting death of a federal witness. U.S. Attorney Danny Williams Sr. said Tuesday that 31-year-old Lorell Antonio Battle and 19-year-old Gaywone Blades were indicted on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in retaliation against a federal witness. Attorneys for Battle and Blades did not immediately return after-hours phone calls seeking comment.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The death toll from a wintry storm has been revised from 11 to 10. Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says a 77-year-old woman initially listed by the agency as a victim of the storms that began Thursday actually died Nov. 24 due to a storm that brought cold weather, snow, sleet and freezing rain to the state shortly before Thanksgiving. The causes of the deaths reported Tuesday include auto accidents and falling into icy water. The cause of death is pending in five cases.
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