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AG's office seeks execution date for prisoner

AG's office seeks execution date for prisoner

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Attorney General's Office has requested an execution date for a man who was convicted of stabbing a fellow prisoner.

The office filed a motion last week in 6th District Court asking Judge David Mower to lift a stay of execution for Troy Michael Kell and issue an execution warrant. The office says Kell has no pending challenge of his death sentence.

Kell was convicted of killing Lonnie Blackmon in 1994 at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison. He was sentenced in 1996 to die by firing squad and the Supreme Court upheld the conviction and sentence in 2002.

Kell appealed, but Mower dismissed it. The Supreme Court upheld the decision in September.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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