Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Rolling Running Out of Options

By Dan Breitwieser, WCJB TV 20 News

Convicted killer Danny Rolling has run out of legal options in Florida.

The Florida Supreme Sourt denied Rolling's appeal Wednesday to give a stay to his execution. A jury sentenced Rolling to death for killing five Gainesville-area college students in the fall of 1990.

Rolling has made almost identical appeals arguments as those of Arthur Rutherford, another convicted murderer who was executed earlier this evening.

State Attorney Bill Cervone says Rolling has an uphill battle ahead of him.

"For his execution to be stayed, the court is going to have to reverse path on what they've been doing very recently," Cervone said. "And also ... potentially what they would be doing by allowing Rutherford to be executed today."

Rolling can appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals court. If that's rejected, he can seek review from the U.S. Supreme Court. He's scheduled to die at 6 P.M. a week from Wednesday

1 comment:

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