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Defense attorneys seek halt in Woodward execution

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Defense attorneys are asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to halt the execution of Paul Everette Woodward.

The legal team said Friday they want more time to file more appeals or to ask Governor Haley Barbour to change the sentence to life in prison.

Woodward is scheduled to be executed Wednesday at the state penitentiary at Parchman.

State officials have until Monday to respond.

62-year-old Woodward was convicted of the 1986 rape and shooting of 24-year-old Rhonda Crane.

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