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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Raw Data: McDonnell Statement on Execution Delay

From McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin...

“The Office of the Attorney General represents the Commonwealth in all post-sentencing litigation involving death row inmates. We believe that all the court rulings finding Percy Walton guilty of the brutal murders of three people, and competent to receive the penalty he was given, are correct and should stand."

"However, the Constitution clearly bestows on the Governor the authority to grant a reprieve of death sentences in capital cases. We accept the right of the Governor to exercise his authority in this case. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.”