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Murdered woman's sister supports executing ex-soldier in potentially historic move

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Murdered woman's sister supports executing ex-soldier in potentially historic move
    Published December 29, 2016
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    Ronald Gray, left, leaving a Fort Bragg courtroom in 1988. (Marcus Castro/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)

    The sister of a woman murdered more than 30 years ago in North Carolina says she and her family fully support the military's planned execution of the woman's killer, a former soldier.

    The execution would be the first by the U.S. military in more than a half-century. A Kansas federal judge earlier this month lifted the stay of execution for the former Fort Bragg soldier Ronald A. Gray, who is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

    Gray was convicted in military and civilian courts of raping several women and killing four, including 18-year-old Tammy Cofer Wilson. He was sentenced to death in a Fort Bragg court-martial in 1988.

    Wilson's sister, Honey Rosalie Schlehuber of Chickasha, Oklahoma, told The Fayetteville Observer she would like to witness Gray's execution and that her entire family has struggled since the murder.

    U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten last week sided with the U.S. government in denying Gray's bid to block the military from pressing ahead with the execution by lethal injection.

    The military carried out its last execution at Fort Leavenworth in 1961 when it hanged Army Pvt. John Bennett for raping and trying to kill an 11-year-old Austrian girl.

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  2. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    Hang 'em high !
     
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