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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: Oct. 7, 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Witnesses selected for Sammy Crystal Perkins execution 

RALEIGH- Witnesses have been named for the execution of Sammy Crystal Perkins, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Oct. 8 at 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.  Perkins was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of 7-year-old Lashenna “Jo Jo” Moore. 

Official Witnesses
Kimberly Robb – Assistant District Attorney, Pitt County
Darth Akins – Assistant District Attorney, Pitt County
Penny Warren – District Attorney’s office, Pitt County
Sgt. Joe Friday – Greenville Police Department
Det. Rickey Best – Greenville Police Department (retired)
Roderick Moore – Victim’s family member


Media Witnesses
Estes Thompson – Associated Press
Amanda Karr – The Daily Reflector, Greenville
David Crabtree – WRAL-TV, Raleigh

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