Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Hot Potato

Virginia Governor and potential presidential hopeful Mark Warner apparently doesn't want to be #1000:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Gov. Mark Warner will stop the execution of convicted murderer Robin Lovitt, who would have been the 1,000th person put to death in the United States since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Lovitt had been scheduled to be executed on Wednesday evening and CNN said Warner had decided to commute his sentence to life in prison.

1 comment:

Chad Edwards said...

Looks like my old homestate of Ohio is going to get that dubious honor.