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Date: Oct 13, 2005 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Execution date set for Elias Hanna Syriani

RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set Nov. 18, 2005 as the execution date for inmate Elias Hanna Syriani.  The execution is scheduled for 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

Syriani, 67, was sentenced to death June 12, 1991 in Mecklenburg County Superior Court for the 1990 murder of Teresa Yousef Syriani.  

Central Prison Warden Marvin Polk will explain the execution procedures during a media tour scheduled for Monday, November 14 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, Nov. 11.

ATTENTION EDITORS: A photo of Elias Hanna Syriani (#0398002) can be obtained by using the "Offender Search" function on the Department of Correction Web site at For more information about the death penalty, including selection of witnesses, click on “The Death Penalty” link.

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