Two convicted in Edmond slayings exhaust appeals

Wednesday, October 11th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office is asking the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to schedule executions for Mark Andrew Fowler and Billy Ray Fox.

The request came after the U-S Supreme Court today denied the final appeals from Fowler and Cox.

The two were convicted and sentenced to die for killing three workers at an Edmond grocery more than 15 years ago.

Edmondson says he's asking the court to schedule the executions on the same day in hopes that the victims' families will not have to endure the trauma twice.

The Supreme Court today also denied an appeal by death-row inmate Paris L. Powell, who now moves into the federal portion of his appeals.

Powell was convicted of a 1993 drive-by shooting in which a 14-year-old innocent bystander was killed.