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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: March 9, 2005 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Witnesses selected for William D. Powell execution

RALEIGH- Witnesses have been named for the execution of William D. Powell, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection March 11 at 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.  Powell was convicted in Cleveland County and sentenced to death for the 1991 murder of Mary Gladden.

Official Witnesses
William C. Young – District Attorney, Cleveland County
Richard L. Shaffer – Assistant District Attorney, Cleveland County
Lt. Rick Beaver – Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office
Lt. David Frank Crow – Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office
Keith Carroll – Victim’s family member
Ricky Carroll – Victim’s family member

Media Witnesses

Bill Holmes – Associated Press
Tracey Early – News 14 Carolina, Raleigh
Amelia Townsend – The Shelby Star

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