Monday, January 24, 2005

Michael Ross

And then there were three...only three I mean. A federal judge in Connecticut has stayed the execution of Michael Ross. This leaves "only" three executions this week (Timothy Carr, Troy Kunkle and George Jones).

Ross has volunteered for his execution; he's waived all appeals and asked to be put to death. The federal court, however, wants time to review Ross' mental competency. One expert testified that Ross wants to be executed because he finds life unbearable on death row. For that expert, such a thought pattern demonstrates that Ross is not capable of making rational decisions about his death. If Ross is executed, his will be the first execution in Connecticut in over forty years.

Connecticut execution postponed

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