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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Keith Acree
Date: Oct 16, 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3727

Witnesses named for Charles Roache execution

RALEIGH - Witnesses have been named for the execution of Charles Wesley Roache, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Oct. 22 at 2 a.m. at Central Prison.

Roache, 30, was sentenced to death in April 2001 in Haywood County for the murders of Mitzi and Katie Phillips. He also received life sentences without parole for the murders of Earl Phillips, Cora Philips and Eddie Phillips.  An additional sentence of life imprisonment was imposed in Alexander County Superior Court for the murder of Chad Watt.

Official Witnesses:

Tina Robodee – member of the Phillips family
Laura Cragg – friend of the Phillips family
Sharon Grant – member of Chad Watt’s family
Adam Watt – member of Chad Watt’s family
R.T. Alexander – Sheriff, Haywood County
Toby Hayes – Special Agent, State Bureau of Investigation

News Media Witnesses:

Becky Johnson – Smoky Mountain News, Waynesville
Darren Miller – The Enterprise Mountaineer, Waynesville
Gary Herman – The Taylorsville Times
Russ Bowen – WLOS-TV, Asheville
Bill Holmes – Associated Press, Raleigh

The Asheville Citizen-Times and the Charlotte Observer will provide alternate witnesses if needed.

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