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Once willing to die, inmate now fights for life

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky death row inmate who pleaded
guilty to killing his estranged wife and son and asked for a death
sentence is now fighting to stay alive.

Shawn Windsor, 45, has asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to
reverse his case and halt his execution, which has not been
scheduled. The high court has scheduled oral arguments for Sept. 23
in Frankfort.

Windsor was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing Betty Jean
Windsor and 8-year-old Corey in December 2003, then fleeing to
Shelby, N.C., where he was arrested seven months later at a junk
yard where he worked.

Windsor declined an interview request from The Associated Press.
The Kentucky Attorney General's office said in court filings that
the plea and sentence should stand.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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