July 29 execution set for McIntosh County killer


Wednesday, June 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals has set an execution date for a McIntosh County man convicted of killing an elderly couple.

A July 29th execution date has been set for Harold Loyd McElmurry III. McElmurry becomes the fifth Oklahoma death row inmate to have a July execution date.

McElmurry was convicted of the 1999 murders of 75-year-old Rosa Pendley and 80-year-old Robert Pendley.

McElmurry stabbed his victims with scissors and hit them with a piece of pipe and a garden hoe.

McElmurry's direct appeal was denied December 2nd, 2002, and a rehearing was denied in February.

He has says he doesn't want to continue the appeals process and missed a May 29th deadline to file a petition asking the US Supreme Court to his case.