Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sixth Circuit Allows Execution to Proceed Today

The Sixth Circuit vacated a District Court stay to allow the execution Daniel Lee Bedford to proceed.  This last minute flurry of legal activity was in Federal Court after all of Bedford's other claims had been exhausted. In this petition he was seeking to show he was not mentally competent to be executed.  The Sixth Circuit found no merit to his claims. The Columbus Dispatch reports that: 27 years later, frail killer meets his own end.  At 3:08 AM today Bedford was executed by lethal injection for his 1984 double murders; his lawyers and the brother of one victim, his former girlfriend, were in attendance.

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