Entries tagged with “Ray Cromartie

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Oct 28, 2019

Georgia Prisoner Says He is Not the Shooter, Seeks Stay of Execution to Permit DNA Testing

Supported by the mur­der victim’s daugh­ter, a Georgia death-row pris­on­er who is sched­uled for exe­cu­tion October 30, 2019 is ask­ing the fed­er­al courts to grant him a stay to per­mit DNA test­ing that, he says, will prove that he did not com­mit the killing for which he is on death row. Ray Cromartie (pic­tured) admits his involve­ment in the rob­bery in which Richard Slysz was mur­dered, but main­tains that his co-defen­dant shot the victim.

Executions

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Lethal Injection

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Oct 31, 2019

Georgia Supreme Court, Ohio Governor Provisionally Halt Three Executions

Three U.S. exe­cu­tions were halt­ed on October 30, 2019, as the Georgia Supreme Court issued a day-of-exe­cu­tion stay to Ray Jefferson Cromartie and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (pic­tured) grant­ed war­rants of reprieve to the next two death-row pris­on­ers sched­uled for exe­cu­tion in Ohio. The actions capped a tumul­tuous October in which nine of ten sched­uled exe­cu­tions did not take place and fed­er­al courts stayed two oth­er exe­cu­tions set for lat­er in the year.

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Feb 07, 2020

States Continue to Oppose DNA Testing in Death Penalty Appeals, Attorneys Ask Why Don’t They Want to Learn the Truth?

The last three men sched­uled for exe­cu­tion in Georgia said they did not com­mit the killing and that DNA test­ing that was not avail­able at the time of tri­al could prove it. In two of the cas­es, vic­tim fam­i­ly mem­bers sup­port­ed the request for test­ing. Prosecutors opposed the requests, and the courts refused to allow the test­ing. Two of the three men were exe­cut­ed, with doubts still swirling as to their guilt.