Press Release

Asa Arkansas's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11.07.2017

Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Arkansas Supreme Court Decision to Stay Execution of Jack Greene

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a response to the decision handed down by the Arkansas Supreme Court to stay the execution of Jack Greene.

“I am surprised by the Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision to issue an emergency stay of execution for Jack Greene,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Last-minute delays are always very difficult and only prolong the justice the Burnett family was promised more than 20 years ago.

“This case has been reviewed by the courts on numerous occasions, and the state must now await further court action before the penalty given by an Arkansas jury is carried out.”

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