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Hain execution set for April 3

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma death row inmate Scott Allen Hain was scheduled to be executed on April 3 by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Friday.

Hain, 32, was sentenced to death in Creek County for the Oct. 6, 1987, murders of Michael William Houghton, 27, and Laura Lee Sanders, 22.

Hain was 17 when he and an older friend, co-defendant Robert Wayne Lambert, kidnaped the couple from a Tulsa nightspot and robbed Houghton before placing them in the trunk of Sanders' car.

They drove the car to a rural area and burned it with Houghton and Sanders still in the trunk.

Lambert was also sentenced to death and his appeal is pending.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson requested Hain's execution date on Monday after his final appeal was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorneys for Hain had asked the high court to set the minimum age for imposing the death penalty at 18 at the time the crime was committed.

Three other death row inmates are scheduled for execution. Bobby Joe Fields is scheduled to die on Feb. 13, John Michael Hooker's execution is set for March 25 and David Jay Brown is scheduled to die on March 27.
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