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Rally set against death penalty

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For your calendar: A rally against the seven scheduled executions is set for a week from today, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 14 at the State Capitol.

Damien Echols, a former Death Row inmates, will attend. All are invited to protest the executions scheduled to occur over a 10-day span beginning at 7 p.m. April 17.

The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will hold an Arkansas Rally Against Executions at the Arkansas State Capitol, 500 Woodlane St., Little Rock on Friday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. Damien Echols, former death row inmate, will be a special guest. All are invited to attend as we protest the eight executions scheduled in 10 days (April 17-27).

Said a note from Faith Voices Arkansas, which includes the Arkansas Network for Justice and Churches for Life:

Please pray for healing and support for the families of homicide victims, prisoners and their families, those on death row facing execution, corrections workers, and professionals in the legal community working on this issue.

Eight executions had been scheduled. But federal Judge Price Marshall on Thursday gave at least a 30-day delay to Jason McGehee, scheduled to die April 27, because he has been recommended for clemency. By law and the shortened clemency process the state instituted to hurry a batch of killings, this left McGehee in a situation where he would be executed before expiration of the 30-day comment period required after clemency has been recommended by the Parole Board. Once that statutory period has elapsed, his execution process can resume barring other obstacles. One will be the expiration at the end of this month of the drug midazolam, one of three used in lethal injections.

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