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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: December 2, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Execution date set for Raymond Dayle Rowsey

RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set Jan. 9, 2004 as the execution date for inmate Raymond Dayle Rowsey. The execution is scheduled for 2:00 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

On Oct. 1, 1993, Rowsey was sentenced to death in Alamance County Superior Court for the March 1992 murder of Howard Rue Sikorski.  Rowsey also received a 40-year concurrent sentence for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Central Prison Warden Marvin Polk will explain the execution procedures during a media tour scheduled for Monday, Jan. 5 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 Affairs Office at (919) 716-3700 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2.

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