Execution plans move forward as Delaware courts hear three appeals

    The James T. Vaughn Correctional facility is still planning for the Friday morning execution of convicted murderer Bobby Jackson while attorneys will appear in two separate Delaware courts today for three appeals.

    Jackson’s attorney will first go to Federal District Court to argue Pentobarbital is not as good as Sodium thiopental for an execution. The latter is in short supply since its American manufacturer stopped making it this year.


    Two appeals will then be heard at the state Supreme Court level, where the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation is set to argue the defendant’s former attorney tainted the case with his own admission he felt Jackson was guilty of the 1992 murder.

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    Jackson is scheduled for execution just after midnight Friday. We’ll have details later today from the appeals hearings.

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