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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

News Flash: Sharon Keller Works Past 5 PM to Try to Compel Execution

In an article reporting on the on, off, on, off scheduled execution of Charles Hood last night, the Statesman reports that

The Court of Criminal Appeals refused to order Henderson to reinstate the order because he had recused himself from the case. Prosecutors then successfully asked the Court of Criminal Appeals to order the region's presiding judge, John Ovard, to reinstate the death warrant.

According to Hood's lawyers, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Sharon Keller then contacted Ovard, urging him to reinstate the order allowing the execution to go forward, which he did.
Last Sept 25, Keller refused to work late to accept an appeal from the defense lawyers of Michael Richard, who was executed later that night.

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