The nationwide shortage of a drug commonly used in lethal injection executions has many states looking for alternatives, but Kentucky is not likely to change its formula for executions anytime soon.
Attorney General Jack Conway immediately appealed Wilson’s stay of execution to the Kentucky Supreme Court, but the court can’t rule until all parties have responded. Wilson’s lawyers have until September 20th to respond and so far, there has been no response.
Attorney General Jack Conway is appealing the stay, issued by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd. Gov. Steve Beshear says the state is just waiting to see what happens in the courts.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is asking Gov. Steve Beshear to set execution dates for three death row inmates. Death row inmate Ralph Baze is awaiting execution for the January 1992 murders of Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe. Robert Foley is awaiting execution for the… Continue reading Conway Requests Three Execution Dates for Death Row Inmates
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he won’t take action to halt Friday’s scheduled execution of Death Row inmate Marco Allen Chapman. Beshear told reporters in Louisville Monday that he’s given the matter “a lot of prayerful thought” and carefully reviewed the facts of the case and decided there’s no reason to intervene. “I still can… Continue reading Beshear Won't Halt Execution