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May 23, 2013

Two killers set for June executions forgo last meal requests

McALESTER — Two Oklahoma State Penitentiary death row inmates who are set to die by lethal injection in June have chosen to make no last meal requests.

In fact, both offenders have made no requests at all, said OSP Warden’s Assistant Terry Crenshaw. This includes last meal requests as well as requests for visitors on execution day. Crenshaw said the fact that the two inmates have chosen to make no last meal requests is quite out of the ordinary.

James Lewis DeRosa, 36, and Brian Darrell Davis, 39, received execution dates after their final appeals were denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. On May 17, DeRosa was denied clemency by a 3-2 vote by the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. Davis has yet to have a clemency hearing. DeRosa is set to die by lethal injection on June 18 at 6 p.m. in the prison’s death chamber. Davis is set for execution at 6 p.m. on June 25.

In 2001, DeRosa was found guilty of the October 2001 murders of Curtis Plummer, 73, and Gloria Plummer, 70, both of Poteau. The Plummers were found dead in their home with multiple stab wounds and with their throats cut.

In 2003, Davis was found guilty of the November 2001 murder and rape of his girlfriend’s mother, Jody Sanford, 52, of Ponca City. Sanford’s daughter found the body of her mother, who had been stabbed to death.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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