Friday, October 22, 2004

Charles Wesley Roache - North Carolina

The State of North Carolina executed Charles Wesley Roache early this morning. Roache had waived all of his appeals (save for the one mandatory appeal required by law). He stated he have given up his right to appeal his sentence in an attempt to show remorse to the survivors of his victims. Roache had asked his lawyers to do nothing to attempt to save his life, but many death penalty opponents argued the state should not put him to death without an evaluation of his mental competency to waive his appeals. Roache was pronounced dead at 2:18am this morning. He was 30 years old at the time of his death.

North Carolina executes killer of six

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

at 2:18 am?

how ashamed of something do you have to be to schedule it at 2am?

i was suspecting a typo and did some research. this was indeed scheduled at 2am.

this seems unordinately cruel, even for the victims'family. what do you do with your evening when you are scheduled to witness an execution at 2am?