Randall Eugen Cannon executed for 1985 slaying of 84-year-old woman

Tuesday, July 23rd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) _ Randall Eugene Cannon was executed Tuesday for the 1985 slaying of an 84-year-old woman who was abducted from her Oklahoma City home, badly beaten and burned.

Cannon, 42, was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. after receiving a lethal combination of drugs.

The state's third execution this year and its 134th in history came after Cannon's appeal for a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected.