Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has requested an execution date for death row inmate Garry Thomas Allen.
Pruitt asked the Court of Criminal Appeals to set a date on Thursday, a day after a federal judge rejected Allen's request for a hearing on his claim that he is mentally incompetent and ineligible for the death penalty.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Russell ruled that Allen had not shown that a jury acted unreasonably when it found Allen sane enough to be executed. Russell also lifted a stay that postponed Allen's execution in April.
Allen entered a blind plea and was sentenced to death for the shooting death of his fiancee, 24-year-old Lawanna Gail Titsworth, in 1986.
Allen's attorney, Randy Bauman, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.