A man who killed his ex-girlfriend and her two young children will die by lethal injection in August.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set August 14th as the execution date for 39-year-old Michael Edward Hooper.
Hooper was convicted in Canadian County for the 1993 killings of his ex-girlfriend, Cynthia Jarman, and her children -- five-year-old Tonya and three-year-old Timothy.
Hooper shot each of the victims in the head twice and buried their bodies in a shallow grave in a secluded field. The victims had been missing for several days before their bodies were found.
Police records showed Hooper and Jarman had previously been involved in a physically violent relationship.
In 2002, Hooper's convictions were upheld, but his death sentences were overturned by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after Hooper claimed his attorneys made mistakes during the second stage of his trial.
But, in 2004, Hooper was again sentenced to death.
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