State Pardon and Parole Board votes against clemency for death row inmate

Monday, March 31st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(McAlester-AP) -- The state Pardon and Parole Board voted Monday not recommend clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate Scott Allen Hain.

The board voted 5-to-0 Monday against recommending clemency.

Hain is to be put to death Thursday for the 1987 deaths of Michael Houghton and Laura Lee Sanders.

Houghton and Sanders were abducted and robbed outside a Tulsa bar then forced into the trunk of Sanders' car. The car was taken to Creek County and set on fire.

Various groups have asked Governor Brad Henry to commute Hain's sentence to life in prison because he was 17 at the time of the crime.