A Missouri man whose death sentence was overturned three times before being reinstated is now scheduled to die in May for killing a small-town couple nearly 26 years ago.

The Missouri Supreme Court on Monday set a May 3 execution date for Carman Deck. Executions in Missouri are carried out at the prison in Bonne Terre.

James and Zelma Long were shot to death during a robbery inside their home in De Soto. Over the years, the death sentence has been tossed for various reasons. But in 2020, a federal appeals panel reinstated the death penalty.

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press