Clemons' lawyers relieved by stay of execution

11:29 AM, Jun 8, 2009   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Attorneys for a Missouri man convicted of killing two sisters say they are relieved by a federal appeals court decision to stay his June 17 execution.

But Reginald Clemons' lawyers note that their work is not done yet. They say they will continue to pursue all potential avenues to get his death sentence overturned.

Clemons was one of four men convicted in the deaths of 21-year-old Julie Kerry and her 19-year-old sister, Robin. Prosecutors say the women were raped before being forced off an abandoned St. Louis bridge into the Mississippi River. Clemons maintains his innocence.

The Department of Corrections says it is staying apprised of legal developments and that if the courts decide to proceed with the execution, it would be responsible for carrying it out.

 

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