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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: September 24, 2003 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Witnesses Selected for Joseph Earl Bates Execution

RALEIGH- Witnesses have been named for the execution of Joseph Earl Bates, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Sept. 26 at 2 a.m. at Central Prison.

Official Witnesses
David Jenkins – Victim’s family member
Karl Jenkins – Victim’s family member
Ron Perry – State Bureau of Investigation, Hickory
Frank Brown – State Bureau of Investigation, Greensboro
Sheriff Michael Cain – Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office
Major Raymond Wells Swain – Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office

Media Witnesses
Andy Matthews – Yadkin Ripple
Scott Sexton – Winston-Salem Journal
Estes Thompson – Associated Press

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