Condemned killer set to die

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Coal County man convicted in the 1991 stabbing death of his 11-year-old niece is scheduled to be executed
tonight at the state penitentiary in McAlester.

Fifty-two-year-old Jessie James Cummings Junior is to be put to death for killing Melissa Moody.

The girl's skeletal remains were discovered near a Choctaw County bridge in October 1991.

Cummings also was convicted and sentenced to die for killing his sister, Judy Mayo, but that conviction was later overturned by an appeals court.

Cummings has no pending appeals.

For his last meal he requested a bucket of fried chicken drumsticks, a chocolate shake, and if there is enough money - four tacos with taco sauce.

Death row inmates are limited to $15 on their last meal requests.

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