DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
James B. Hunt, Jr., Governor
Joe Hamilton, Acting Secretary
Patty McQuillan, Director of Public Information (919) 733-4926
Death row inmate Arthur Martin Boyd is scheduled for execution Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh. Boyd was convicted March 22, 1983, in Surry County Superior Court of the stabbing murder of Wanda Phillips Hartman at a curb in front of a bank at a Mt. Airy shopping center Aug. 7, 1982.
Media who need to photograph the death watch area and the execution chamber in Central Prison may do so Monday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. Cameras and tape recorders are allowed. This will be the only time news media will be allowed into the execution chamber before the execution.
Newspaper, television and radio reporters and photographers should be at Central Prison's visitor center promptly at 10 a.m. Media should bring a photo I.D. and media identification. Warden R.C. Lee will explain execution procedures. The session will last one hour.
Reporters who plan to attend should call the Department of Correction Public Information Office at (919) 733-4926.
Arthur Martin Boyd is among 198 inmates on death row. Requests for media interviews must go through attorneys James Glover, (919)-942-6503 or Thomas Maher, 919-967-4900.
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