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Oklahoma To Execute Tulsa Man For 1979 Murder

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Prison photo of Anthony Banks. Prison photo of Anthony Banks.
McALESTER, Oklahoma -

An Oklahoma death row inmate is scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening for the shooting death of a 24-year-old Korean national 34 years ago.

Anthony Rozelle Banks, 61, of Tulsa was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in Tulsa County for the June 6, 1979, killing of Sun "Kim" Travis.

His execution is at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary at McAlester.

Banks was already serving a life prison sentence following his conviction for the April 11, 1978, slaying of a Tulsa convenience store clerk during an armed robbery when he was linked to Travis' death by DNA evidence 18 years after she was killed.

Travis was abducted from the parking lot of a Tulsa apartment complex, raped and shot in the head. Her body was found in a roadside ditch.

In July, Banks waived his right to seek a clemency from the state Pardon and Parole Board.

7/12/2013 Related Story: Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Waives Right To Clemency Hearing

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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