Judge Declines To Lift Stay Of Army Execution

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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A federal district judge in Kansas has declined the government's request to lift a stay of execution for a former North Carolina soldier convicted of murder and rapes.

Judge Richard Rogers issued his ruling today. It leaves in place his order halting the execution of 43-year-old Ronald Gray.

Rogers said the fact this would be the first military execution since 1961, among other circumstances, merited further review.

Gray was convicted and sentenced to die in military court in 1988 for two murders and three rapes in the Fayetteville, N.C., area. He pleaded guilty in civilian courts to two separate murders and five separate rapes and was sentenced to three consecutive and five concurrent life prison terms.

No other court dates were scheduled.

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