Attorney general asks for execution date for convicted murderer

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The Tennessee attorney general set a deadline Thursday for the execution of a Union County man who stabbed a woman and her daughter to death in 1986.

The attorney general Stephen Michael West filed a motion to have West, along with seven other death row inmates, executed by June 1 due to the availability of the necessary lethal injection chemicals.

West was convicted by a Union County jury in 1987 for the premeditated murders of Wanda Romines and her daughter, Sheila Romines, the aggravated kidnapping of both victims, and the rape of Sheila Romines. 

West was originally set to be executed on Nov. 9, 2010, but his execution was stayed because of litigation challenging pentobarbital, Tennessee’s single-drug lethal injection chemical. 

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