U.S. Military — On November 20th, 2008, the U.S. military publicly released the “execution date” for the nation’s longest serving military former U.S. Army Private Ronald A. Gray, who was convicted of multiple rapes and murders in 1988.
The Secretary of the Army set an execution date for December 10th, 2008. The method of execution would be lethal injection and take place at Terry Haute, Federal Correctional Complex in Indiana.
However, on November 26th, 2008, federal judge Richard Rodgers of Kansas granted Gray a stay of execution, halting the U.S. military first execution since 1961.
As of November 5th, 2017, Gray has not received a new execution date — even though a Kansas federal judge recently (in Dec. 2016), lifted his stay of execution, moving him towards the possibility of becoming the military’s first execution in over a half century now.
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