Mississippi could execute men on three consecutive days next month.
Attorney General Jim Hood's office is asking the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for three men, one each on June 12, 13 and 14.
Hood's office made the request after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of Jan Michael Brawner, Henry Curtis Jackson, Jr., and Gary Carl Simmons, Jr.
Brawner was convicted of the 2001 killings of his 3-year-old daughter, ex-wife and former father-in-law and mother-in-law near Senatobia.
Jackson was convicted of stabbing two nieces and two nephews, ranging in age from 2 years to 5 years, at his mother's home near Greenwood in 1990.
Simmons was convicted for shooting and dismembering Jeffrey Wolfe in 1996, tossing his remains in a Jackson County bayou.