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Theodis Beck

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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: December 19, 2002 Phone: (919) 716-3733

Execution date set for Henry Hunt

RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set January 24, 2003 as the execution date for death row inmate Henry Lee Hunt. The execution is scheduled for 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

Hunt, 58, was sentenced to death on December 20, 1985 in Robeson County Superior Court for the September 1984 murders of Jackie Ransom and Larry Jones. Hunt also received two 10-year sentences for two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.

A media tour is scheduled at Central Prison on Friday, Jan. 17. Interested media representatives should arrive at Central Prison’s visitor center promptly at 10 a.m. on the tour date. Warden R.C. Lee will explain the execution procedures. The session will last approximately one hour. This will be the only opportunity to photograph the execution chamber and death watch area before the execution.

Journalists who plan to attend the tour should contact the Department of Correction Public Information Office at 919-716-3700.

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ATTENTION EDITORS: For more information about the death penalty, including selection of execution witnesses, visit the Department of Correction web site at and click the link "The Death Penalty." Digital photos of death row inmates are available by clicking on the inmate’s DOC number on the list of offenders on death row.

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Public Information Office     4202 Mail Service Center     Raleigh NC 27699-4202
Phone (919) 716-3700      Fax: (919) 716-3795

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