From the Louisville Courier-Journal’s “Judge denies stay of execution for Gregory L. Wilson“:
A judge has denied two requests to halt the scheduled execution of an inmate convicted of murder and rape, saying the grounds for doing so were too flimsy to support a stay.
Kenton Circuit Judge Gregory Bartlett on Wednesday ruled there is “overwhelming evidence” of Gregory L. Wilson’s guilt, making any DNA test of two-decade-old evidence useless to prove his innocence.
Bartlett also found too little evidence to support a claim that Wilson, 53, is mentally retarded and ineligible for execution.
Wilson is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Sept. 16.