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George Banks' Execution Stayed
The execution date of mentally-ill Pennsylvanian George Banks was temporarily stayed to determine his competency. His execution had been scheduled for Thursday, Dec 2 at 7 PM. Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty had lobbied hard to stop the state-sanctioned killing, which would have been Pennsylvania's 4th since the reinstatement of the death penalty 30 years ago.
last update on 12/01/2004

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