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Arizona schedules executions on March 29, April 5

The Arizona Supreme Court has given the state the go-ahead to execute two convicted killers.

The court on Tuesday issued warrants for executions of 47-year-old Eric John King on March 29 and 49-year-old Daniel Wayne Cook on April 5.

Cook was convicted of strangling two men in 1987 in Lake Havasu City in northwest Arizona’s Mohave County. Prosecutors said Cook tortured and raped the victims.

King and an accomplice robbed a Phoenix convenience store in 1989. King shot and killed the clerk and a security guard before making off with about $72.

Both King and Cook will die by injection unless they choose to die in the gas chamber.

Arizona’s last execution was on Oct. 26 when Jeffrey Landrigan died by injection at a state prison in Florence.

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