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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: January 22 , 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Execution date set for George Franklin Page

RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set Feb. 27, 2004 as the execution date for inmate George Franklin Page. The execution is scheduled for 2:00 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

On April 26, 1996, Page was sentenced to death in Forsyth County Superior Court for the murder of Stephen Levi Amos. The Winston-Salem police officer was shot Feb. 27, 1995 and died the next day.

Central Prison Warden Marvin Polk will explain the execution procedures during a media tour scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23 at 10:00 a.m. Interested media representatives should arrive at Central Prison's 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, Feb. 20.

ATTENTION EDITORS: A photo of Page can be obtained by using the "Offender Search" function on the Department of Correction Web site at www.doc.state.nc.us. For more information about the death penalty, including selection of witnesses, click on "The Death Penalty" link.

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