[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----VIRGINIA
rhalperi at mail.smu.edu
Tue May 27 21:28:07 CDT 2008
Kaine won't halt killer's execution
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he will not intervene to halt tonight's
scheduled execution of Kevin Green, who is scheduled to die at 9 p.m. for
the 1998 capital murder of Patricia L. Vaughan in Brunswick County.
"The trial, verdict and sentence have been reviewed in detail by various
state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Virginia, a
United States Magistrate, a United States District Court judge, and the
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit," Kaine said in a
statement. "The Supreme Court of the United States also has denied Green's
petition for review.
"Having carefully reviewed the petition for clemency and judicial opinions
regarding this case, I find no compelling reason to set aside the sentence
that was recommended by the jury, and then imposed and affirmed by the
"Accordingly, I decline to intervene."
(source: Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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