Court asked to set date for Lafevers

Wednesday, January 5th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is being asked to set an execution date for Loyd Winford Lafevers for killing an 84-year-old Oklahoma City woman. Addie Hawley died on June 25, 1985, the day after she was found badly beaten and burned after being abducted from her home.

Lafevers and Randall Cannon were convicted and given death penalties, but the convictions were reversed on appeal. They were convicted in a second trial and sentenced to death. Attorney General Drew Edmondson filed a petition on Tuesday seeking an execution date 60 days from Dec. 17.

Lafevers, 34, had asked for an extension of time until that date to request a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court did not receive a request until Dec. 20 and refused to accept it because it was too late, Edmondson said.