Oregon man who killed lesbian couple dies on death row

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) | A man who killed a lesbian couple in Oregon and a man in California has died on death row at the Oregon State Penitentiary, authorities said.

Robert James Acremant, 50, died Oct. 26, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

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Ohio man executed for 1985 ‘gay panic’ murder

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LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) | The state of Ohio put a condemned killer to death on July 18 for a more than three-decade-old fatal stabbing in what was the state’s first execution in several months.

Robert Van Hook was sentenced to death for strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in a Cincinnati bar in 1985. Van Hook, 58, had no remaining appeals, and Republican Gov. John Kasich rejected his request for clemency without comment.

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Supreme Court rejects appeal from gay inmate in South Dakota

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a gay death row inmate in South Dakota who says jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation.

The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place the death sentence for Charles Rhines. He was convicted in the stabbing death of a doughnut shop employee in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1992.

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