South Dakota executes man in '92 slaying of former co-worker
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed a former co-worker who interrupted him during a 1992 burglary was executed Monday in South Dakota. Charles Russell Rhines died by lethal injection at the state prison in Sioux Falls at 7:39 p.m. Rhines had brushed off a plea for mercy from 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer in the slaying at a Rapid City doughnut shop. Rhines was supposed to be executed at 1:30 p.m., but the state delayed the execution until the U.S. Supreme Court denied three appeals from Rhines on Monday evening.Rhines, who was 63 years old, last week unsuccessfully challenged the drug the state used in the execution at the state prison in Sioux Falls.
ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday rejected a Georgia inmate’s argument that his execution , scheduled for Tuesday evening, should be stayed because the state had refused to disclose details about the drug to be used in his lethal injection.
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A federal judge is denying the most recent appeal of a Georgia man scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening at the state prison in Jackson.
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Charles Rhines, who was convicted of murder in the brutal stabbing of a 22-year-old man in 1992, was executed in South Dakota Monday, the state's attorney general said, after the Supreme Court denied a last-ditch appeal of his case. © South Dakota Department of Corrections via AP In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo provided by the South Dakota Department of Corrections is Charles Rhines at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Circuit Judge Jon Sogn has denied Rhines' request to delay his execution next week over the drug to be used.
The Georgia man sentenced to die Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, has launched another last-ditch appeal aimed at supporting his claims of innocence. A judge in September declined their request for DNA testing and for a new trial, and Cromartie would be the third prisoner executed in Georgia this year.
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U.S. District Judge Mark Treadwell, in an order late Tuesday, rejected new claims of innocence from Ray Jefferson Cromartie.
Cromatie was convicted of malice murder and sentenced to death for April 1994’s slaying of Thomasville convenience store clerk Richard Slysz.
Treadwell says a new claim from Cromartie’s half-brother claiming he overhead co-defendant Corey Clark say that Clark, not Cromartie, shot the clerk doesn’t provide “new reliable evidence” of Cromartie’s innocence.
The judge also says Cromartie’s lawyers should have offered the evidence before now.
Lawyers for Cromatie are moving to ask the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the judge’s ruling.
Georgia prison officials are preparing to execute a man convicted in the killing of a convenience store clerk.
Execution Delayed Again For Texas 7 Death Row Inmate Patrick Murphy
Just days before he was set to die for murdering an Irving police officer in 2000, death row inmate Patrick Murphy will have his execution delayed for the second time this year. © Provided by CBS Broadcasting Inc.Murphy was part of a group of prison escapees known as the Texas 7 that killed officer Aubrey Hawkins during a crime spree on Christmas Eve.Murphy was granted the stay of execution Thursday after the state refused to allow him to have a Buddhist chaplain hours before he was scheduled to be put to death on Nov. 13.
A federal judge denied last-minute motions to stay a Georgia woman’s execution , bringing the woman one step closer In a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. rejected arguments that he should halt the execution of Kelly Gissendaner, sentenced to death for involvement in the
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Ray Jefferson Cromartie is scheduled to die Wednesday evening at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted of malice murder and sentenced to death for April 1994's slaying of Richard Slysz at a Thomasville convenience store.
The state says Cromartie, accompanied by another man, shot Slysz. Authorities say Cromartie also shot and gravely injured another clerk days earlier.
Cromartie says he didn't shoot either clerk. His lawyers still seek DNA testing on evidence from the shootings, but courts have so far rejected them.
The execution was delayed last month after a trial court judge was found to have filed an execution order while Cromartie had a Supreme Court appeal pending.
Judge halts scheduled execution of death row inmates in Terre Haute .
The five men to become the first federal inmates to be executed in 16 years have been granted a little more time.The executions would have taken place in December and January.