March 29, 2010
A May execution date has been set for a death row inmate who killed two men in Richmond.
The Richmond Circuit Court set a May 20 execution date for Darick Walker, who was convicted of killing Stanley Beale in 1996 and Clarence Elwood Threat in 1997.
Virginia law allows the death penalty for anyone who commits two premeditated murders within three years.
Earlier this month a federal appeals court refused to reconsider Walker's case.
Prosecutors claim Walker broke into Beale's apartment and shot him four times in front of the victim's 13-year-old daughter. In the other shooting, the victim's girlfriend said she turned down a date invitation from Walker, who later burst into her apartment and shot her boyfriend seven times.
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