Mississippi sets execution date for man convicted in 2000 murder case


rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-17 17:53:06

JACKSON — Mississippi has set an execution date for an inmate who has been on row for 21 years after his appeals and legal challenges were unsuccessful.

In a Thursday ruling, the granted a motion from the state in the case of Thomas Edwin Loden Jr., a former U.S. Marine Corps recruiter who was convicted in the 2000 rape and killing of a 16-year-old waitress. Loden is to be put to death Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., or as soon as possible within 24 hours of that time.

“After due consideration, the court finds that Loden has exhausted all state and federal remedies for…

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