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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: August 8, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Execution date set for Henry Lee Hunt

RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set Sept. 12, 2003 as the execution date for inmate Henry Lee Hunt. The execution is scheduled for 2:00 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

On Dec. 20, 1985, Hunt was sentenced to death 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.

The warden of Central Prison, Marvin Polk, will explain the execution procedures during a media tour scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8 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, Sept 5.

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