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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Keith Acree
Date: December  3, 2002 Phone: (919) 716-3727

Witnesses named for Ernest Basden execution

RALEIGH- Witnesses have been named for the execution of Ernest Basden, scheduled for 2 a.m. Dec. 6 at Central Prison.

Official Witnesses

George Dewey Hudson – District Attorney
Clinton, North Carolina

Gregory Clement Butler – Prosecutor
Roseboro, North Carolina

Eric Wayne Smith –Special Agent, State Bureau of Investigation
New Bern, North Carolina

Teresa White Murray – Victim’s family member
Dover, North Carolina

Charles Leslie White – Victim’s family member
Dover, North Carolina

Stephen Douglas White – Victim’s family member
Columbia, South Carolina

Media Witnesses

Sandy Wall – The Free Press, Kinston

Latisha Gray – The Times Leader, Grifton

Estes Thompson – Associated Press, Raleigh

David Crabtree – WRAL-TV, Raleigh

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