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Family buys plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter

Family buys plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter

At the time of Boren's death, investigators said it did not appear Boren was targeted because of his former employment by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

State officials have declared the string of executions a success, using terms like "closure" for the victims' families. And their lawyers told the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday that while tests showed Kenneth Williams might have "low average" intelligence, he didn't cooperate fully with the doctors testing him. Williams' attorneys had argued that Williams is intellectually disabled and ineligible for execution, and that there was misconduct and bias among the jury in his trial. It later rejected a request for funds to investigate the intellectual-disability claim.

A U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively blocks the execution of death row inmate Don Davis, a convicted murderer, moments before it was scheduled to occur. But courts issued injunctions staying four of those executions for various reasons relating to the individual cases.

Williams still has several other legal challenges pending in multiple courts.

Williams is scheduled to be executed at the same prison Thursday night - and Boren's widow, who still lives down the road, is ready for it to be over.

On Monday night, Arkansas put to death two inmates - Marcel Williams and Jack Jones Jr.

The footnote points out that in a motion in Williams" most recent federal case, Rosenzweig said he had accepted help from the federal defender's office in Pennsylvania because of his heavy caseload representing inmates with simultaneously set execution dates, but "after learning what the Pennsylvania office proposed to file on Williams's behalf, however, Rosenzweig could "not endorse the accuracy' of the pleadings and moved to withdraw in federal proceedings".

After being interviewed by the News-Leader about the death of her father and the impending execution in Arkansas of the man who caused it, a Willard woman reached out to the inmate's daughter in Washington on Tuesday.

One minute after the conference call ended, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker allowed the second execution, of Marcel Williams, to proceed.

The family of a man killed by an Arkansas inmate set for execution is hoping Gov. Asa Hutchinson will put his lethal injection on hold.

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The parole board, which can recommend to the governor that a condemned prisoner be spared, earlier this year declined to recommend clemency.

Williams, in letters sent to Arkansas journalist Deborah Robinson, says he's become a Christian in prison, and is sorry for killing.

Greenwood died when his delivery truck collided with a truck Williams was driving in southern Missouri during his getaway.

Genie says Williams drug her husband outside and shot him six times near their garden.

Williams' execution would be the fourth in Arkansas in eight days.

Just before midnight, the state executes Lee by lethal injection.

Arkansas conducted a double execution Monday night, the nation's first since 2000.

Kenneth Williams is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Thursday for the killing of a former deputy prison warden following an escape. He had escaped from the Cummins Unit- where the execution chamber is located in another part of the facility_less than three weeks into a life prison term for killing University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff cheerleader Dominique Hurd in 1998. In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo, anti-death penalty supporter Randy Gardner, left, embraces Gina Grimm, daughter of inmate Jack Jones, outside the Varner Unit near Varner, Ark.

Most drug manufacturers refuse to sell their products for executions, prison officials have said, and shortages of midazolam and the other two drugs have slowed executions nationwide. Four of those executions were halted by various courts.


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