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Rutledge Comments on Status of Executions in Arkansas

October 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the decision from Judge Wendell Griffen granting a temporary restraining order of the scheduled executions in Arkansas until a preliminary injunction hearing can be held.

“It is unfortunate that once again justice is being delayed for the victims of the crimes committed by the death-row prisoners who filed this lawsuit. These delays have gone on for far too long. I respectfully disagree with the Court’s decision not to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the prisoners and to delay their executions. I will continue to fight for the victims of these murders and their grieving families.”

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