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Theodis Beck

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: Contact: Mike Stater
Date: Feb. 13, 2007 Phone: 919-716-3700


Execution date set for Archie Lee Billings

 RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set March 2, 2007, as the execution date for inmate Archie Lee Billings.  The execution is scheduled for 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

 Billings, 33, was sentenced to death June 5, 1996, in Caswell County Superior Court for the first-degree murder of Amy Jackson.  He also received consecutive sentences of 34 years and five months for first-degree rape, 10 years and nine months for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury and nine years and 11 months for first-degree burglary.  

 On May 8, 1998, the North Carolina Supreme Court affirmed Billings’ conviction and sentence of death.

 On January 8, 2007, the Supreme Court of the United States denied Billings’ petition to review the decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, dismissing his appeal and causing the execution date to be set.


ATTENTION EDITORS: Photo of inmate Billings (#0471315) can be obtained by using the "Offender Search" function on the Department of Correction Web site  For more information about the death penalty, including selection of witnesses, click on “The Death Penalty” link.



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