Baze's Attorneys Expected To Appeal Execution

Attorneys for death row inmate Ralph Baze say Governor Fletcher signed his death warrant too early.
Yesterday's warrant set Baze's execution for September 25.
But his attorneys say he still has an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court that may not be decided until two weeks after that date.
They're now trying to stop the execution.
Baze was convicted for the 1992 murders of Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe.


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  • by Bryan Location: Campton on Sep 25, 2007 at 12:23 AM
    Yes he is a Doctor but now a governor and needs to do his job. This guy killed 2 people and admitted that he did. His sentence by a jury was DEATH and that needs to be carried out. It has been way too long and too much of our tax dollars have been wasted on this low life!
  • by Sheila Location: Russell Springs on Aug 23, 2007 at 06:28 PM
    I feel this they should appeal this signing. Not only because they believe it is too early, but, Gov. Fletcher was/is a physician. I do not believe he should be able to sign for anyone to die! Don't take me wrong, I believe in the death penality, I just don't believe a physician should take part in it. After all, Dr. Korvorkian (spelled wrong I'm sure) was sentenced to jail time for his role in assisting people in their deaths! If Gov. Fletcher participates in this action, I fell he should have his medical privilidges revoked.

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