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Date: November 30, 2005 Phone: (919) 716-3713

Execution date set for Perrie Dyon Simpson

RALEIGH - Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has set January 20, 2006 as the execution date for inmate Perrie Dyon Simpson.  The execution is scheduled for 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh.

Simpson, 43, was sentenced to death January 30, 1993 in Rockingham County Superior Court for the August 1984 murder of Rev. Jean Ernest Darter.

Central Prison Warden Marvin Polk will explain the execution procedures during a media tour scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, at 10:00 a.m.  Interested media representatives should arrive at Central Prison’s visitor center promptly at 10:00 a.m. on the tour date.  The session will last approximately one hour.

The media tour will be the only opportunity to photograph the execution chamber and deathwatch area before the execution.  Journalists who plan to attend the tour should contact the Department of Correction Public Affairs Office at (919) 716-3700 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13.

ATTENTION EDITORS: A photo of Perrie Dyon Simpson (#0371096) can be obtained by using the "Offender Search" 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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