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4/17/02 - Tyler

Beazley Stay of Execution Lifted

A convicted East Texas murderer will get a new execution date for killing the father of a federal appeals judge.  Today Napoleon Beazley's challenges to his conviction for the 1994 killing of John Luttig in Tyler were dismissed by the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals.

Judge Cynthia Kent who presided over the trial was among several state representatives who asked Governor Rick Perry to commute Beazley's sentence to life in prison because Beazley was a minor at the time of the murder.

The court of appeals originally halted the execution based on 10 allegations Beazley made in regards to his conviction and sentence.

With the challenges dismissed, the Smith County DA's office is asking for Beazley's execution date to be set as soon as possible.

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