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Holden to make his first death penalty decision

February 5, 2001
By: Michelle Wirth
State Capital Bureau

A top Amnesty International official came to the Missouri capitol this morning to ask Governor Bob Holden to pardon convicted murderer, Stanley Lingar...but Holden was out of town. Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.

Lingar is set to be executed at 12:01 Wednesday Morning.

Governor Holden's press secretary, Jerry Nachtigal, says that the Governor's legal team is reviewing claims made by Amnesty International.

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OutCue: Amnesty International
Contents: The Governor wasn't able to take the letter from the Amnesty International delegation because he was out of town this morning, but the letter was relayed to the governor's legal team and they will review the assertations made by Amnesty International.

Nachtigal says the governor will probably decide on Tuesday whether or not to pardon Lingar. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.

Missouri Governor, Bob Holden, will probably decide the fate of convicted murderer, Stanley Lingar, just hours before his set execution time. Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.

Lingar's execution is set for 12:01 Wednesday morning.

Holden's Press Secretary, Jerry Nachtigal, says that the governor will decide whether or not to stop the execution a few hours before it is scheduled.

Actuality: Nachtigal
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OutCue: Issued their rulings
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I would guess that it would be sometime Tuesday evening. Typically previous governors have preferred to wait till all the courts have issued their rulings.

This is the first death penalty decision that Holden will face as governor. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.