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A second batch of undisclosed records in the Oklahoma City bombing has been found in Baltimore, sources said Monday, prompting the FBI to issue a worldwide directive ordering all bureau field offices and attaches to comb their files for any more documents that may not have been turned over to Timothy J. McVeigh's lawyers.
March 23, 2000 |
A federal judge in Nashville blocked the execution of a condemned child killer, hours before he was to become the first person to be put to death in Tennessee in 40 years. Robert Glen Coe, 43, was to die by injection at 1 a.m. today for the 1979 kidnapping, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cary Ann Medlin. U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger blocked the execution to consider a petition by Coe's attorneys contending that he is not mentally competent for execution.
December 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A death row inmate condemned for killing a woman after slipping away from a work-release prison in 1977 was granted a stay to allow for DNA tests. Gov. Jeb Bush granted the reprieve 90 minutes before Amos King was to be executed by injection. It was the third stay this year for King. Courts ordered halts to scheduled executions in February and July. King, 48, was convicted of raping and murdering Natalie Brady, 68, in her Tarpon Springs home in 1977.
October 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Jeb Bush issued a temporary stay of execution for one of the nation's only female serial killers because of questions about whether Aileen Wuornos is mentally competent to drop her appeals. Bush also issued a similar stay for Rigoberto Sanchez-Velasco, a triple killer who also dropped his appeals. He had been scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday, and Wuornos, convicted a decade ago in a widely publicized series of killings, was set to die Oct. 9.
October 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped today's scheduled execution of a Honduran man convicted in the slaying of a clothing store manager. Lawyers for Heliberto Chi, 28, had asked the court for a reprieve in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week to review lethal injection procedures in Kentucky after two inmates there argued the process was unconstitutionally cruel. The injection procedures are the same in Texas.
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.
August 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Indonesia delayed the executions of three Islamic militants convicted in the Bali bombings that killed 202 people four years ago, after the condemned men said they wanted to file a final appeal, officials said. Amrozi Nurhasyim, Ali Gufron and Imam Samudra were among more than 30 people convicted in the 2002 nightclub bombings on the resort island, which officials say were carried out by the Al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group.
June 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Gov. George W. Bush, campaigning for president as a "compassionate conservative," blocked Thursday evening's scheduled execution of a convicted killer by approving his first reprieve in a Texas death penalty case. Bush said he approved a 30-day reprieve for Ricky Nolen McGinn so that potential DNA evidence that might exonerate him could be reviewed, although the U.S. Supreme Court had earlier denied McGinn's appeals.
August 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Gov. Mike Rounds halted South Dakota's first execution in 59 years just hours before it was scheduled to occur Tuesday, saying the state law detailing how to administer lethal drugs is obsolete. Elijah Page, 24, had asked to be put to death by lethal injection for the 2000 torture murder of a Spearfish man. It had been scheduled for 10 p.m. Rounds and Atty. Gen.
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