SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A court hearing will be held Friday in Salem that may send death row inmate Gary Haugen to the execution he says he wants.
The Statesman Journal reports that Marion County Circuit Judge Joseph Guimond will ask Haugen a series of questions to determine if he is mentally competent to drop his appeals.
If Haugen is found mentally fit, the judge will issued a death warrant and set the date for lethal injection.
The 49-year-old was sentenced to death in 2007 for the murder of a fellow prison inmate.
His execution would be Oregon's first in 14 years.
Information from: Statesman Journal
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