Posted: Jun 12, 2012 3:10 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court has approved the execution of a death-row inmate who was spared from the death penalty last year.
Daniel Wayne Cook is scheduled for execution on Aug. 8 at the state prison in Florence.
Cook was sentenced to death for killing a Guatemalan immigrant and a teenage boy in 1987 after police say he tortured and raped them in a Lake Havasu City apartment.
Cook had been scheduled for execution on April 5, 2011, but the U.S. Supreme Court granted him a last-minute stay to consider whether he had ineffective counsel.
They turned him down.
Another death-row inmate, Samuel Villegas Lopez, is set to be executed in two weeks.
Lopez would be the fourth inmate executed in Arizona this year, while Cook would become the fifth.
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