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EXECUTED - Kevin Green - Virginia Death Row - Scheduled Executions
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Start : Tuesday 27 May 2008, 4:30
End : Tuesday 27 May 2008, 4:30
Kevin Green Scheduled Execution

Kevin Green - Virginia Death Row - Execution Scheduled for May 25, 2008

Date of Birth: May 11, 1977
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Entered the Row: October 6, 2000
District: Brunswick County
Conviction: Capital murder and robbery
Virginia DOC Inmate Number: 286404

Victims: Lawrence Vaughn and his wife Patricia. Lawrence survived

The Crime: Kevin Green was convicted of robbing a convenience store and shooting the store owners, Lawrence Vaughn and his wife Patricia, on August 21, 1998. Mrs. Vaughn, 53, died during the robbery after being shot in the temple, once in the abdomen and twice in the chest. Mr. Vaughn was shot in the neck and elbow and survived.

Green indicated that he did not intend to shoot anyone; he did not have the gun on safety and it accidentally went off. Vaughn testified at the trial that Green was the shooter who killed his wife. Prosecutors argued that Green knew the owners but had entered the store unmasked, proving the shooting was premeditated.

After deliberating one hour, the six-man, six-woman jury found Kevin Green guilty of capital murder and recommended that Green be sentenced to death.[i] During the penalty phase, the prosecutor referred to Greenís indictment of capital murder in an unrelated case in Mecklenburg County as evidence of his future dangerousness to society. Defense presented an expert witness that testified Green was mildly retarded. On Oct. 6, 2000, Circuit Judge James A. Luke sentenced Green to die. The following year, a jury acquitted Green of the capital murder in Mecklenburg County. Subsequently, the Virginia Supreme Court reversed the death sentence on June 8, 2001 because the trial judge erred by failing to strike two biased jurors. Green was retried in November of 2001 and once again found guilty and sentenced to death.[ii]

On June 6, 2003, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the death penalty sentence of Green.[iii]

In March 2007, two judges from Norfolk U.S. District Court ruled that Green was not mentally retarded. Although Greenís IQ is below 70, he failed the required two-prong test because he had ďconceptual, social and practical skills" as evidenced by prior employment. The ruling will likely be appealed.[iv]

JARRATT, Va. (AP) -- A man whose lawyers claimed he was mentally disabled was executed Tuesday night for killing a convenience store owner in the first execution in Virginia in nearly two years.

Kevin Green, 31, was pronounced dead at 10:05 at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. He died by injection for the August 1998 slaying of Patricia Vaughan, who operated the store with her husband.

Green shot the couple and fled with about $9,000.

Green's execution was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., but was delayed for about an hour when his attorneys attempted to get a federal judge to step in at the last minute. Once the judge declined, the execution proceeded.

Last Meal:He requested his final meal not be made public.

Final Statement:No, I don't got nothing to say."
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