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Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2013

Oklahoma man, Ronald Lott, executed for rape and murder of Anna Fowler, Zelma Cutler in the 1980s

An Oklahoma man was executed Tuesday for the convicted murder and rape of two elderly women in the late 1980’s.

ronald-clinton-lottRonald Lott, age 53, was executed by lethal injection at a state prison, Oklahoma state Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie said.

Lott was convicted of raping and killing Anna Laura Fowler, 83, in 1986 and Zelma Cutler, 90, in 1987 in their Oklahoma City homes

“Ronald Lott was sentenced to death by a jury of his peers for the heinous and unconscionable acts he committed against Anna and Zelma in their homes,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a statement.

According to Oklahoma criminal appeals court records, evidence presented at trial suggested Lott attacked the women and sat on their chests, breaking their ribs. Both had numerous bruises and were asphyxiated.

Another man, Robert Lee Miller Jr., had originally confessed to the rape and murder of the two women and served 11 years, seven on death row, before DNA evidence led authorities to Lott.

Miller was released in 1998.

Lott was the 37th person executed in the United States this year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

 

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