(AP) – A Kansas federal judge has lifted a stay of execution
for a former soldier who was sentenced to death for killing two women and three
Ronald A. Gray has been held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since a military
court sentenced him to die in 1988. The U.S. military has not carried out an
execution since 1961.
Last week, U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten sided with the U.S. government
in denying a bid by the former Fort Bragg, North Carolina, soldier to block the
military from pressing ahead with the execution by lethal injection.
No execution date has been set.
A message left Tuesday with Gray’s appellate attorney was not immediately
Civilian courts also sentenced Gray to eight life terms for two other killings
and other rapes.
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