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April 10, 1998 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was what was supposed to happen: At a minute after 12 a.m. Tuesday, San Quentin inmate Horace Edward Kelly Jr. was to die by lethal injection for the murders of two women and a child. So far, though, nothing is going as planned. In fact, there really is no plan. For the first time in nearly half a century, a condemned man in California faces a jury trial at the 11th hour to decide if he is sane enough to be executed after what his lawyers say was a 12-year descent into madness on death row.
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July 1, 1998 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court issued a stay of execution Tuesday for triple murderer Horace Kelly and ordered a hearing in his case for late July. Kelly, 38, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection July 7 for the 1984 murders of two women and an 11-year-old boy in the Inland Empire. Last week, however, a majority of the 21 judges in the U.S.
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June 4, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge on Wednesday stayed the execution of convicted triple-murderer Horace Kelly, a day after he was denied a hearing by the California Supreme Court. The order by Chief U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. opens the door for Kelly's defense lawyers to challenge the fairness of his state court trials and renew their claims that he should not be put to death because he is insane. State prosecutors immediately appealed Hatter's order to the U.S.
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June 27, 1998 | From Times staff and wire reports
A federal appeals court Friday granted a new hearing to condemned triple murderer Horace Kelly, casting further doubt on his July 7 execution date. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said a majority of its 21 active judges had voted to refer Kelly's case to an 11-judge panel for a rehearing, at a date not yet scheduled. The panel is to decide whether deadline provisions in a new federal law bar Kelly from appealing his convictions and two death sentences in federal court.
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June 3, 1998 | Associated Press
The state Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block Horace Kelly's execution next week or to review a jury's conclusion that he is sane enough to be put to death for three Southern California murders. By a 5-2 vote, without comment, the court denied a hearing on claims by Kelly's lawyer of numerous legal errors and irregularities in the sanity trial, the first proceeding in a California court since 1950 to consider whether a prisoner was too insane to be executed.
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May 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors in the sanity hearing of triple murderer Horace Kelly continued to try to make their case Wednesday that he has some inkling of his fate. San Quentin State Prison Lt. John McAuliffe testified that after Kelly was told that he was to be executed, he talked about being in "real trouble." Kelly, 38, was scheduled to be executed April 14 for killing three people in San Bernardino and Riverside counties in 1984. But a pre-execution report raised doubts about his sanity.
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May 30, 1998 | Associated Press
A Marin County judge ruled Friday that triple murderer Horace Kelly cannot appeal the verdict in his recent sanity trial and has no right to a new trial. Kelly--who is scheduled to die June 9 by lethal injection--was found mentally competent for execution this month in a unusual jury trial. Superior Court Judge William McGivern said the sanity verdict is "not appealable, and, if it is not appealable, the remedy of a new trial is not available."
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June 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
A day after triple-murderer Horace Kelly's execution was blocked by a federal judge, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren's office said Thursday that it would not seek Kelly's death Tuesday, as scheduled, but would aim for a July 7 execution. Last month, in the first such trial in California since 1950, a Marin County jury found Kelly sane enough to be executed. But on Wednesday, U.S.
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June 27, 1998 | From Times staff and wire reports
A federal appeals court Friday granted a new hearing to condemned triple murderer Horace Kelly, casting further doubt on his July 7 execution date. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said a majority of its 21 active judges had voted to refer Kelly's case to an 11-judge panel for a rehearing, at a date not yet scheduled. The panel is to decide whether deadline provisions in a new federal law bar Kelly from appealing his convictions and two death sentences in federal court.
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May 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
Triple murderer Horace Kelly has two execution dates but no clear indication that he will actually be consigned to California's death chamber. On Friday, a judge in Riverside County, where Kelly shot an 11-year-old boy between the eyes, set a July 7 execution date. Previously, a judge in San Bernardino County, where Kelly's two other victims were killed, set a date of June 9.
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June 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
A day after triple-murderer Horace Kelly's execution was blocked by a federal judge, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren's office said Thursday that it would not seek Kelly's death Tuesday, as scheduled, but would aim for a July 7 execution. Last month, in the first such trial in California since 1950, a Marin County jury found Kelly sane enough to be executed. But on Wednesday, U.S.
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June 4, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge on Wednesday stayed the execution of convicted triple-murderer Horace Kelly, a day after he was denied a hearing by the California Supreme Court. The order by Chief U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. opens the door for Kelly's defense lawyers to challenge the fairness of his state court trials and renew their claims that he should not be put to death because he is insane. State prosecutors immediately appealed Hatter's order to the U.S.
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June 3, 1998 | Associated Press
The state Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block Horace Kelly's execution next week or to review a jury's conclusion that he is sane enough to be put to death for three Southern California murders. By a 5-2 vote, without comment, the court denied a hearing on claims by Kelly's lawyer of numerous legal errors and irregularities in the sanity trial, the first proceeding in a California court since 1950 to consider whether a prisoner was too insane to be executed.
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May 30, 1998 | Associated Press
A Marin County judge ruled Friday that triple murderer Horace Kelly cannot appeal the verdict in his recent sanity trial and has no right to a new trial. Kelly--who is scheduled to die June 9 by lethal injection--was found mentally competent for execution this month in a unusual jury trial. Superior Court Judge William McGivern said the sanity verdict is "not appealable, and, if it is not appealable, the remedy of a new trial is not available."
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May 19, 1998 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling that gives a glimmer of hope to a California murderer facing execution, the Supreme Court said Monday that an Arizona death row inmate is entitled to one hearing before a federal judge to argue that his life should be spared because he is insane. The 7-2 decision marks one of the rare times the high court has sided with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a death penalty case.
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May 15, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury found Thursday that triple murderer Horace Kelly, described by his attorney as a man with a "broken brain," is sane enough to be executed. The verdict means that state prosecutors can move forward with the execution of Kelly, the first condemned inmate in California in nearly half a century to face a sanity trial on the brink of his scheduled death.
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May 15, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury found Thursday that triple murderer Horace Kelly, described by his attorney as a man with a "broken brain," is sane enough to be executed. The verdict means that state prosecutors can move forward with the execution of Kelly, the first condemned inmate in California in nearly half a century to face a sanity trial on the brink of his scheduled death.
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May 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
A hearing on whether Horace Kelly is sane enough to be executed swept to a dramatic close Wednesday as a prosecutor displayed three silhouettes representing Kelly's victims, each stamped with a large red "X." His voice dropping to a whisper, prosecutor Ed Berberian read the names and ages of the victims--two women and an 11-year-old boy--who were killed by Kelly in November 1984. "Ask yourself this, 'Is Horace Kelly aware of why he's being executed?' " Berberian said.
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May 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
A hearing on whether Horace Kelly is sane enough to be executed swept to a dramatic close Wednesday as a prosecutor displayed three silhouettes representing Kelly's victims, each stamped with a large red "X." His voice dropping to a whisper, prosecutor Ed Berberian read the names and ages of the victims--two women and an 11-year-old boy--who were killed by Kelly in November 1984. "Ask yourself this, 'Is Horace Kelly aware of why he's being executed?' " Berberian said.
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May 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
Triple murderer Horace Kelly has two execution dates but no clear indication that he will actually be consigned to California's death chamber. On Friday, a judge in Riverside County, where Kelly shot an 11-year-old boy between the eyes, set a July 7 execution date. Previously, a judge in San Bernardino County, where Kelly's two other victims were killed, set a date of June 9.
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