June sentencings set in killings of 2 Oklahomans

June sentencings set in killings of 2 Oklahomans

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 3:48 PM

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- June sentencings are set in federal court in Albuquerque for two Arizona inmates and a co-defendant in the killings of an Oklahoma couple during a New Mexico carjacking in 2010.

U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera on June 3 will sentence John McCluskey in the 2010 killings of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh.

McCluskey faces an automatic life sentence because a jury couldn't unanimously agree on a possible death sentence, but the Albuquerque Journal reports that a hearing is required so the victims' families may speak.

Herrera on June 2 will sentence both Tracy Allen Province, who escaped with McCluskey from a prison in Kingman, Arizona, and Casslyn Mae Welch, McCluskey's cousin and girlfriend. They pleaded guilty and testified during McCluskey's trial for the prosecution.

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