Arkansas plans to execute two convicts Monday

2017/04/24 | 23:40

(Iraq News)- A flurry of last-minute legal appeals at both the state and federal level are expected, though their likelihood of success may have diminished with the recent appointment of conservative U.S.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

The high court cleared the way last week for Arkansas to hold its first execution in 12 years and the state carried out the death penalty on convicted murderer Ledell Lee.

Jack Jones, sentenced in 1996 for raping and strangling Mary Phillips and attempting to murder her 11-year-old daughter, is scheduled to be put to death at 7 p.m.

(0000 GMT Tuesday) at the Cummins Unit prison, about 75 miles southeast of the state capital of Little Rock.










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