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Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

February 26, 2001
Contact:  Tracy Little
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Witnesses Named for Ernest McCarver Execution

Witnesses have been named for the execution of Ernest McCarver, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 2 a.m. March 2 at Central Prison.

Official Witnesses

D. Brad Riley - Sheriff of Cabarrus County
James McGuire - Chief Deputy of Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office
Capt. John Robert - Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office
Capt. Gerald Krimminger - Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office
William Kenerly - District Attorney, Rowan County
Capt. Dennis Andrade - China Grove Police Department

Family members of murder victim Woodrow Hartley have indicated they do not wish to witness the execution.

Media Witnesses

Estes Thompson - Associated Press, Raleigh
David Crabtree - WRAL-TV, Raleigh
Tim Mangan - The Independent Tribune, Concord/Kannapolis
Niki Rasberry - The Daily Times, Wilson
Tom Woerner - The Harnett County News, Lillington

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