Clovis Skeptic: Schwarzenegger Allows Rare California Execution

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Schwarzenegger Allows Rare California Execution

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Wired News Schwarzenegger Allows Rare California Execution: "SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Citing 'grisly and senseless killings,' Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declined on Tuesday to grant clemency to murderer Donald Beardslee, setting the stage for California's first execution in three years.
As expected, Schwarzenegger said he would allow the execution of Beardslee, 61, to proceed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco at one minute after midnight (3:01 a.m. EST) on Wednesday morning.
Beardslee's attorneys argue he was duped by accomplices and was suffering from mental illness aggravated by brain injuries when in 1981 he shot Stacey Benjamin, 19, and choked and slashed the throat of Patty Geddling, 23, in California.
The Air Force veteran, who was out on parole at the time for a 1969 murder of a young woman in Missouri, confessed to both killings and was sentenced to death in 1984."

The State of California finally is seeing to it that another cold blooded murder does not kill another one of our loved ones. The first one in over 3years.


At January 20, 2005 at 3:30 PM, Blogger Funky Fresh Freddie said...



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