Death Row Inmate files for post-conviction relief - - Jackson, MS

Death Row Inmate files for post-conviction relief

Richard Gerald Jordan.....Source: MDOC Richard Gerald Jordan.....Source: MDOC
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Death Row inmate Richard Gerald Jordan filed a Second Successive Petition for Post-Conviction Relief Thursday.

Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to set an execution date for Jordan. He is the state's longest-serving death row inmate.

A jury found Jordan guilty twice of kidnapping and murdering Edwina Marter in 1976. At one point, Jordan's death sentence was reduced to a life sentence, but the death sentence was reinstated in 1998.

In one of his petitions, Jordan is raising questions about the drugs used in lethal injection executions.

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