Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Georgia: One Last Hearing?

The state Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to hear an appeal for clemency on Thursday from lawyers representing Samuel David Crowe, a convicted murderer. As it happens, Thursday is also the day that Crowe is scheduled to be executed. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Crowe's appeal for a stay on Tuesday as his lawyers challenged the way Georgia administers the three-drug "cocktail" for lethal injection. A stay of execution is also being sought in the Georgia Supreme Court.

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