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January 7, 2005

Death penalty litigation updates

I previously noted here that, though December was death-penalty free, January would be an active death penalty month, especially because Connecticut is poised to have its first execution in the modern capital era and California is scheduled to have its first execution in a number of years.

Thanks to Howard Bashman at How Appealing, I can provide updates on both of these capital stories.  At this post here, Howard has collected an array of articles and links concerning the legal battle over the planned execution of serial killer Michael Ross, who has voluntarily waived his remaining appeals and adamantly opposed others trying to halt his execution.  And here, Howard has the latest articles detailing Donald Beardslee latest failed efforts to get a court to disrupt his scheduled January 19 execution.

January 7, 2005 at 06:50 PM | Permalink

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