Advocates Against Death Penalty Want Governor Stitt to Halt Eizember Execution

News 6 - January 11, 2023 6:54 am

Scott Eizember.

Anti-death penalty advocates plan to deliver a petition to Governor Stitt’s office on Wednesday to halt the execution of death row inmate Scott Eizember.

Eizember is scheduled to be executed on Thursday at 10 a.m.

On Monday, Eizember’s attorney filed a lawsuit against the DOC.

The lawsuit claims his First Amendment rights are being violated because Eizember’s reverend won’t be allowed to witness the execution.

The DOC believes the reverend would disrupt the execution, something they say he’s done in the past.

Protestors are planning to hold a vigil starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday across the state if the Governor doesn’t grant clemency.

 

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