Execution Dates Set for Two Mississippi Inmates

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi will not execute three men on three consecutive days in June, after the state Supreme Court set execution dates a week apart for two men and declined to set a date for a third.

Attorney General Jim Hood's office had asked earlier this month that justices set execution dates for Henry Curtis Jackson, Jr., Gary Carl Simmons, Jr. and Jan Michael Brawner on June 12, 13 and
14, respectively.

But the court set June 5 as the execution date for
Jackson on an 8-0 vote. It also set a June 12 date for Brawner on a 5-3 vote. Meanwhile, it ordered Hood's office to reply to Simmons' claims that his original lawyers were ineffective at trial and that
he never later had lawyers good enough to point out shortcomings


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  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2012 at 07:50 PM
    You people are extremely ignorant. It's surprising you can find keys on a keyboard.
  • by Everette Location: Union on May 24, 2012 at 03:53 PM
    Yes Why Cant We Kill All Of Them on The Same Day And Save Ms. Tax payers The Extra Meals.In other Words We need An Express Execution Lane.....
  • by Tommy Location: Little Rock on May 24, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    why can't we just do them all on the same day?
  • by Randy on May 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    Why can't we do 1 a day, move this along,speed up the process an some of these thugs would think before they kill.
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