BREAKING NEWS ~ Supreme Court rejects Ross appeal, clearing way for execution

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the US Supreme Court has refused to overturn a Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that earlier Friday had lifted a restraining order against the execution of serial killer Michael Ross. Ross wishes to die but his family and public defenders had sought to stop his execution [JURIST report] on the grounds that Ross was not mentally competent to waive previous appeals. Ross' execution, now scheduled for 2:01 AM ET Saturday at the Osborn Correctional Institution [official website] in Somers CT, will be the first in New England in 45 years.

 

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