Judge OKs Ore. death row inmate to reject reprieve
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon judge has allowed death-row inmate Gary Haugen to reject a reprieve from the governor. Senior Judge Timothy Alexander ruled Friday that Haugen has the right to reject Gov. John Kitzhaber's decision not to execute him. Haugen said last year that he was giving up his right to appeals and that he wants to die. But Kitzhaber said no executions would occur on his watch. Kitzhaber spokeswoman Amy Wojcicki says the governor will likely appeal and is confident that his authority will ultimately be upheld.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
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Aug. 03, 2012
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