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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:21 PM
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Conn. Asks Court to Allow Execution (New Englands first in 45 Years)
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050128/ap...

Conn. Asks Court to Allow Execution

8 minutes ago U.S. National - AP

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court on Friday lifted a restraining order that prevents Connecticut from executing serial killer Michael Ross, but said the state would still have to wait until his father goes to the Supreme Court.

The ruling makes it likely that New England's first execution in 45 years, which state officials had scheduled for early Saturday, will be delayed at least a day, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said. But he hailed the court's underlying finding.

"I am satisfied and pleased that the rule of the law has been upheld and that a lawful conviction and sentence can proceed," he said after the ruling.

Ross, who has confessed to killing eight women, fired his attorneys last year and is seeking to have his execution go forward. But his father, Dan Ross, and public defenders in the state have waged a court battle to spare his life, saying he was mentally incompetent to waive his appeals. The case drew widespread attention because no New England state has put anyone to death since 1960.

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