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US Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal Of Convicted Tulsa Killer

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The U.S. Supreme Court won't overturn a death sentence for a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her infant daughter in Tulsa.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Raymond Johnson. Johnson was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder by a Tulsa County jury in the June 2007 deaths of Brooke Whitaker, 24, and her 7-month-old daughter, Kya Whitaker.

During his trial in 2009, Tulsa County prosecutors said Johnson beat Brooke Whitaker in the head with a hammer, set her on fire and left her and the baby to burn in their gasoline-doused home.

Oklahoma courts have refused to stop his execution, and the high court now also has refused to intervene.

6/26/2009 Related Story: Jury Recommends Death For Raymond Johnson

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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