Saturday, February 04, 2006

Death-Row Inmate Evans Loses Another Appeal

RSS Feeds From ABC 7 Friday February 03, 2006 8:41pm

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the latest appeal from convicted murderer Vernon Evans.

In a one sentence order handed down this afternoon, the court upheld a lower court ruling denying Evans' stay on the grounds that lethal injection amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Evans' lawyer Julie Dietrich said she will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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