"I am hopeful that Governor McAuliffe will listen to these calls and commute William's death sentence".
Rachel Sutphin, the daughter of the sheriff's deputy killed by William Morva, has urged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliff to spare the convicted killer's life ahead of his execution on Thursday. "I just want justice for my son", she told the Roanoke Times on Wednesday.
Morva's death sentence, for killing an unarmed security guard and a sheriff's deputy in a 2006 escape from custody, has triggered renewed debate about capital punishment for the mentally ill.
The government of Hungary, where Morva is a dual citizen, and the European Union have also urged the governor to intervene.
Two United Nations human rights experts have urged the USA state of Virginia to cancel the planned execution on Thursday of a man with psychosocial disability.
She said she was writing for herself, and not on behalf of the relatives of the victims.
In an email Rachel Sutphin, daughter of Montgomery County Sheriff's corporal Eric Sutphin, says she's against the death penalty for religious and moral reasons. The following day Sutphin, who was searching for the escaped inmate, was fatally shot in the back of his head. That information was all available to Morva and his lawyers at the time of his trial and that it was "absurd" to contend 10 years after the trial that the original experts were wrong, Pettitt wrote.
China tells India to withdraw its troops from Chinese territory
Chinese media and analysts have since warned that war is possible between India and China if the conflict is not managed properly. A standoff erupted between the two militaries after the Indian Army blocked construction of the road by China in the Doklam area.
Morva's execution is set for 9 p.m. Thursday.
"We are concerned at Mr Morva's deteriorating psychosocial condition", UN Special Rapporteurs Agnes Callamard and Dainius Pûras said in a statement on Wednesday.
Dawn Davison, one of Morva's lawyers, said that he was in the grip of a powerful psychosis at the time of the killings and that jurors had not been told that he could be restored to health with treatment.
Mr. Morva's condition is such that he has ceased all communication with his legal team, gravely hampering their ability to defend him as his execution approaches.
"Mr. Morva's petition for clemency states that he suffers from a delusional disorder that rendered him unable to understand the consequences of his actions. The denial of reasonable accommodation in detention can be considered a form of discrimination against him because of his mental health condition", stressed the experts.
McAuliffe said Thursday that he would not be swayed by the views of others.
Chestnut holds the world record of 73.5 Nathan's Famous hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. "I'm happy", Chestnut said. A hot dog stand in Fort Worth hosted its seventh annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest to mark Independence Day .
After $0.60 actual EPS reported by Admiral Group plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. Gagnon Limited Liability Com stated it has 12,116 shares. (NYSE:UHS) stake by 106,709 shares and now owns 285,545 shares.
It is not the first time Barnier has made plain he thinks the British have misunderstood the reality of Brexit. However, he also warned that a hard Brexit, involving no deal at all, would be disastrous for both sides.
The new theory being floated is that Earhart had her navigator, Fred Noonan , were taken prisoner by the Japanese. Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on her attempt to become the first woman to circumnavigate the world.
Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Sevilla captain Vincente Iborra the Spanish club have announced. Sevilla rewarded Iborra with an improved contract last September, tying him to the club until June 2020.
Daniel Dae Kim is refusing to stay silent on why he won't be in the upcoming season of the popular TV series, "Hawaii Five-0". Why is it that Kim, fresh off his six-year run as Jin on Lost , was offered less of a role than his white co-stars?
Mr Trump also conceded that Russian Federation probably played some part at least in hacking during last year's U.S. election. Trump didn't want to reveal what the US plans are to deal with North Korea , but described them as severe.
JAY-Z secured his 13th platinum album with the release of 4:44, which is a monumental achievement for the veteran rap mogul. Jay-Z's digital-only album 4:44 has gone platinum within five days - despite limits on who could access it.
The Ambassador of Bhutan has a lodged a protest with the Chinese Government through their Embassy in New Delhi on June 20. As the standoff in the Doklam area continued for the third week, it said India should be taught a "bitter lesson".
Lil Wayne Drops Four New Songs
The major news is that on "Magnolia", Lil Wayne teases the upcoming release of "The Carter V ". Despite his album's holdup, Lil Wayne has had a productive year thus far.
Fire forces hundreds of evacuations in Colorado
The Farmer's Korner and Gold Hill neighborhoods were placed on pre-evacuation notice, along with the entire Town of Breckenridge. That man allegedly set 8 brush fires and later opened fire on a forest service employee investigating the fires Tuesday.
Protesters make hell for Turnbull, Trump
Hamburg police chief Ralf Martin Meyer admitted that this is the largest operation in the history of Hamburg's police . Several people were injured, and police confirmed they used pepper spray against "acts of resistance".
NYPD officer shot, sergeant calling it a "clear assassination"
The suspect walked up to the command vehicle and shot Officer Miosotis Familia's auto window multiple times , reports ABC News . Police have also released a photo of the revolver they say Bonds was carrying that was recovered here at the scene again.
Rob Kardashian Spends 4th of July Swimming with Dream!
Cosmopolitan .com has reached out to Blac Chyna for comment and will update this post as more information becomes available. Goldberg also noted that Kardashian could be subject to civil action, should Chyna choose to pursue a lawsuit against him.
Fox Sports executive fired amid sexual harassment probe
Certainly, Horowitz made business decisions that had an adverse effect on the lives of many employees who lost jobs. There is no doubt that Glaser will be closely watching statements made by Fox executives about her client.