Judge says inmate can reject reprieve

“A condemned inmate who says he wants to die can reject a reprieve from the death penalty issued by Oregon’s governor, a judge ruled Friday in a case that probes the limits on the governor’s power.

Circuit Court Senior Judge Timothy Alexander ruled that convicted killer Gary Haugen is not required to accept clemency from Gov. John Kitzhaber. The governor’s office says an appeal to a higher court is likely.”

Read more: http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/28516411-41/kitzhaber-death-governor-haugen-court.html.csp

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