Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Gov. Haley Barbour (R) rejected Earl Wesley Berry’s request for a reprieve last fall. Now Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has set an execution date for May 5. Berry was convicted for the brutal 1987 murder of Mary Boundsawyers and his lawyers are now seeking a stay of execution from the Governor. They argue Berry is mentally retarded and that he should be allowed to seek clemency from the governor one more time. See full article here.