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State executes a convicted killer

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- The state of Oklahoma has executed a Guthrie man who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend and their 11-month-old child in 1991.

Jimmie Ray Slaughter was pronounced dead at 6:19 PM Tuesday after receiving a lethal mixture of drugs.

The 57-year-old Slaughter was convicted in 1994 of shooting, stabbing and mutilating 29-year-old Melody Wuertz and fatally shooting their daughter, Jessica, in Edmond.

Records show Wuertz was shot in the head and spine, her sexual organs were slashed and there was a symbol carved on her stomach. Jessica was shot twice.

Prosecutors believe Slaughter was angry over a paternity lawsuit against him.

The US Supreme Court rejected a request by Slaughter's attorneys for a stay of execution earlier today. Appeals to the Tenth US Circuit Court of Appeals and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals also were denied.

Four death penalty opponents were arrested after they entered the governor's office this after to ask that Governor Brad Henry stop the execution.

Slaughter maintained his innocence.
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