[Deathpenalty] death penalty news----WYOMING
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Fri Nov 14 17:48:08 CST 2008
Supreme Court delays Eaton's execution
The Wyoming Supreme Court halted the execution of Dale Wayne Eaton in a
ruling on Friday.
The ruling, written by Chief Justice Barton Voigt, delayed Eaton's
execution pending his application for appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. It
also ordered the appeal be filed within 90 days.
A jury in March 2004 sentenced Eaton to die for the murder of 18-year-old
Lisa Marie Kimmell, who disappeared in 1988 while driving from Colorado to
Cody. Fishermen found her body floating in the North Platte River 8 days
later, but it was not until 2003 that prosecutors, with the help of DNA
evidence, charged Eaton with her death.
Kimmell had been sexually assaulted, hit in the head and stabbed before
being thrown from Government Bridge, off State Highway 220.
The Wyoming Supreme Court rejected Eaton's appeal in August and directed
the trial court set a new date for his execution. In October, Eaton's
death was scheduled for "no later than December 19, 2008."
(source: Casper Star-Tribune)
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