Execution Scheduled for Thursday Night

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -He was sentenced to die for the 1988 shotgun slaying of his estranged wife, Ruby. He shot her while holding their 17-month-old daughter in his arms.

Riley said Thursday he found no reason to stop the execution. He
issued his statement less than two hours before the scheduled 6
p.m. execution at Holman Prison in Atmore.

White's attorneys asked for clemency partly because the jury
that convicted White voted 9-3 to recommend he be sentenced to life
in prison.

White's daughter, La Tonya White, filed a sworn statement with
the clemency petition. She said she had forgiven her father and
asked Riley to spare his life.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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