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USA (North Carolina): Further Information on Death penalty / Legal concern: Guy Tobias LeGrande (m)

, Index number: AMR 51/179/2006

A North Carolina judge has issued a 60-day stay of execution for Guy LeGrande in order that efforts can be made to further assess his mental competency for execution - whether he can understand the reason for and reality of his punishment. Guy LeGrande had been scheduled to be put to death on 1 December. He was sentenced to death in April 1996 for the murder of Ellen Munford on 27 July 1993.