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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Keith Acree
Date: Oct. 17, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3700

November 14 execution date set for John Dennis Daniels

RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set Nov. 14, 2003 as the execution date for inmate John Dennis Daniels. The execution is scheduled for 2:00 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

On Sept 24, 1990, Daniels was sentenced to death Sept. 24, 1990 in Mecklenburg County Superior Court for the murder of Isabelle Daniels Crawford, his aunt. He also received a consecutive term of 20 years imprisonment for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury against his wife, Diane Daniels, and a consecutive term of 10 years for attempted burning of other property.

A media tour will be held at Central Prison for journalists interested in covering this execution. Central Prison Warden Marvin Polk will explain the execution procedures Monday, Nov. 10 at 10:00 a.m. Interested media representatives should arrive at Central Prisonís visitor center promptly at 10:00 a.m. on the tour date. The session will last approximately one hour.

The media tour will be the only opportunity to photograph the execution chamber and deathwatch area before the execution. Journalists who plan to attend the tour should contact the Department of Correction Public Information Office at (919) 716-3700 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov 7.

A photo of Daniels is available by using the offender search tool on the Department of Correction website at www.doc.state.nc.us. Danielsí inmate number is 0098115.

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