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Terminally ill killer from Tillman County executed

McAlester, OK (AP) _ A terminally ill Oklahoma death row inmate was executed Tuesday after his final appeal for a reprieve was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.

A corrections department spokesman says Jimmy Dale Bland died at 6:19 pm after he was injected with a lethal dose of chemicals at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Bland was a twice-convicted killer who shot his 62-year-old employer in the back of the head eleven years ago. He's the second person executed by the state this year.

Bland's attorney had asked the U.S. Supreme Court for the execution to be blocked because the 49-year-old was terminally ill with advanced lung cancer and doctors said he had as little as six months to live.

The nation's highest court rejected that request earlier Tuesday.

 

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