Death Row Inmate’s Lawyers File Petition to Stop Execution

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New information involving Arkansas executions, death row inmate Jack Greene’s lawyers have filed a new petition to stop his execution.

They claim he is “severely mentally ill.”

Greene was originally sentenced to death in 1993 for killing a retired preacher in Knoxville, Arkansas.

The Arkansas Supreme Court vacated his sentence twice, but a jury handed him a death sentence a third time.

Greene was scheduled to die in April of this year, but had his execution stayed by Governor Asa Hutchinson.

At the request of Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Hutchinson set a new date for November 9.

If he’s executed, Greene will be the fifth inmate killed in Arkansas this year.
 

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