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State Preparing for Double Execution Tuesday Night

January 3, 2004 - Posted at 11:44 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas prison officials are preparing for the state's first multiple execution in four years, scheduled for Tuesday night.

Scheduled to die are Charles Singleton, Arkansas' longest-serving death row inmate, and Karl Roberts.  Both were condemned for murder.

Singleton was convicted of killing Hamburg grocer Mary Lou York in 1979 and Roberts for kidnapping, raping and strangling his niece, 12-year-old Andria Nichole Brewer.

She was found dead May 17, 1999, two days after disappearing from a relative's home in Hatfield in Polk County.

Singleton is scheduled for lethal injection at 8 p.m., followed by Roberts about an hour later.

Department of Correction spokeswoman Dina Tyler said neither inmate has an appeal pending.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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