SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon death-row inmate Gary Haugen is scheduled to appear in court this week where a judge will hear his arguments as to why the state should carry out his death sentence.
Governor John Kitzhaber granted Gary Haugen an unwanted reprieve on Nov. 22 two weeks before the twice-convicted murderer was to be executed.
Kitzhaber vowed at that November announcement there would be no executions carried out as long as he was governor.
Reports from The Statesman Journal said that Timothy Alexander, a senior judge from Washington County, will hear arguments in Haugen's civil suit on Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court. He is not expected to decide the case immediately afterward.
Oregon has executed two death-row inmates since voters reinstated the death penalty in 1984.
Information from: Statesman Journal
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