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Ala. appeals court upholds 2 executions

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An Alabama appeals court has reinstated the execution of a man twice convicted and sentenced to die for the 1999 rape and stabbing death of a Huntsville nurse.

Thirty-four-year-old Jason Michael Sharp's death sentence was among two upheld by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday.

The death sentence of 28-year-old David Phillip Wilson was also affirmed.

Wilson was convicted in 2007 of strangling Dewey Walker with a computer mouse cord during a robbery.

The court also denied the request of 59-year-old Jerry Hammond for a DNA test to challenge his 2002 murder conviction.

Hammond was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1988 stabbing death of his elderly uncle.

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