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Convicted Murderer Suspected of Killing Again: Authorities at a Northern California prison have named convicted killer Floyd Bailey as the prime suspect in the murder of his cellmate a few days ago.  The Associated Press reports that 50-year-old Ervin Savoy, who was serving a 25 years to life sentence, was found unresponsive with severe injuries in the cell he shared with Bailey Saturday morning, prompting the District Attorney's Office to launch a homicide investigation.  Bailey was convicted of first-degree murder in 1993 and was serving a life sentence. 

OK Struggling to Obtain Drugs for Upcoming Executions: Oklahoma's Attorney General has announced that the state has yet to come up with the drugs needed to carry out two upcoming executions, prompting the inmates' attorney to seek a delay.  The Associated Press reports that the state has approved the use of a firing squad or electrocution as alternative methods, but they are only to be used if lethal injection has been declared unconstitutional. The state is working on an alternative to one of the drugs used in the three-drug cocktail, and still plans to execute convicted murderer Clayton Lockett this Thursday.

Conn. Man Sentenced to Death for the Second Time: A Connecticut jury has sentenced Richard Roszkowski to death for the second time after a judge overturned his original sentence based on an error made during jury instructions at his first sentencing hearing.  The Associated Press reports that Connecticut abolished the death penalty for murders committed after April 24, 2012, but still allows it for murderers who killed their victims prior to the law's enactment.  Roszkowski was convicted in 2009 of capital murder for killing two adults and a nine-year-old girl in 2006.

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