Friday, August 26, 2005

September executions

September is shaping up to be a month in which a number of "bad" execution dates are scheduled. ( opposed to the "nice" ones. Of course, we believe that every execution date is bad!)

What I mean is this:

Two dates have been set involving people with very credible claims of innocence. They are Frances Newton, who is scheduled for execution Sept. 14 in Texas, and John Spirko, who is scheduled for execution Sept. 20 in Ohio. For more information about these cases, please see and

In addition, Michael Lynn Riley, scheduled for execution in Texas Sept. 22, has an unusually strong claim of mental retardation. Next week, we'll have an alert up on NCADP's web site talking about his case.

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