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Michael F. Easley, Governor      Theodis Beck, Secretary

Tracy Little, Director of Public Information                                                             (919) 716-3700

April 5, 2001


RALEIGH – Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set May 18 as the execution date for Death Row inmate Robert Bacon Jr. (#0013955). The execution is tentatively scheduled for 2 a.m at Central Prison.

Bacon, 40, was convicted June 4, 1987 in Onslow County. He received the death sentence for the Feb. 1, 1987 murder of Glennie Clark. Bacon was also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to three years in prison.

A media tour at Central Prison is scheduled for Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. This will be the only time the news media will be allowed to photograph the execution chamber and death watch area before the execution. Interested reporters and photographers should be at Central Prison’s visitor center promptly at 10 a.m. During the tour, Warden R.C. Lee will explain execution procedures. The session will last approximately one hour.

Reporters who plan to attend the media tour should call the Department of Correction Public Information Office at number above.

ATTENTION EDITORS: A photo of Bacon can be obtained by using the "Look up an offender" 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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