Convicted Killer Asks Governor Fletcher For Mercy

A convicted killer, scheduled to be put to death later this month, has asked Governor Fletcher to cancel his execution.

Governor Fletcher's General Counsel, David Fleenor, says Ralph Baze's attorneys sent a document containing more than a thousand pages to request clemency. The petition claims Assistant Attorney General David Smith misrepresented the facts of the case in order to win.

Baze was convicted of the 1992 shooting deaths of Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe.

Baze is scheduled to be executed on September 25th.

Fleenor says the request for clemency has been given to Governor Fletcher who will consider it.


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  • by Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right Location: Where They Kill To Make A Point Not To Kill on Sep 8, 2007 at 08:01 PM
    So we just kill this person to prove to everyone else that he shouldn't have killed. Makes sense to me.
  • by Candy Location: Lexington on Sep 8, 2007 at 01:50 PM
    I don't think everyone understands the Bible. The Bible says forgive and how do we know what our families will do in the future? God loves these people just as much as he does us. No, I am not saying it's o.k. for such a crime. I am saying 2 wrongs don't make a right.
  • by D Location: CORBIN on Sep 7, 2007 at 10:34 PM
    THIS IS CRAP!!!!!! HE KILLED TWO POLICE OFFICERS. IT IS A SHAME THAT SOMEONE WOULD EVEN DEFEND HIM IN COURT. HE TOOK SOMEONES DAD,SON,BROTHER....HE DESERVES IT. I HOPE FLETCHER MAKES THE RIGHT CALL AND SENDS HIM ON DOWN THE HALL. IT IS JUST LIKE A KILLER THOUGH TO KILL SOMEONE THEN BEG FOR SOMEONE NOT TO DO IT TO THEM.

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