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March execution date set for killer of 2 deputies

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ATHENS, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man convicted of capital murder for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff's deputies dead seven years ago has been set to die early next year.

State District Judge Carter Tarrance signed an order Monday setting 54-year-old Randall Wayne Mays' lethal injection for March 18 in Huntsville.

A federal appeals court two weeks ago rejected arguments that the former welder and oilfield worker had deficient legal help at his 2008 trial and that executing him would be unconstitutionally cruel because he's mentally ill.

Mays was convicted of the slaying of sheriff's deputy Tony Ogburn. A second officer, Paul Habelt, also was killed. A third deputy was wounded. The shootings occurred after Mays barricaded himself in his house in Payne Springs, about 55 miles southeast of Dallas.

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