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Clemency Denied for Arizona Murderer

Josh Molina reports for AP:

The Board of Executive Clemency voted 4-0 Friday against Daniel Wayne Cook's requests to have his death sentence reduced to life in prison or to delay his execution.

Cook was convicted of murdering 26-year-old Carlos Cruz-Ramos and 16-year-old Kevin Swaney in Lake Havasu City in 1987. Trial evidence showed Cruz-Ramos was tortured and that both victims were raped.
The Ninth Circuit denied Cook's claims last week, the day after oral argument.  Cook's stay application to SCOTUS is number 12A123.

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