Beardslee Clemency Request Denied
Governor Schwarzenegger has denied Donald Beardslee's clemency request, and the convicted murderer's execution is now set for Tuesday at one minute past midnight.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
In his written statement, the governor said he acknowledges that Beardslee may have suffered brain damage before killing two California women, but that the damage did not prevent him from knowing right from wrong. Schwarzenegger’s press secretary Margita Thompson said the governor carefully studied the Beardslee case. CUT: MargitaDeath07 :07 Sacramento Death Penalty opponent Georgia Lyga (LIGGA) said Bay Area demonstrators are already headed for San Quentin, where the execution by lethal injection is scheduled to take place. CUT: Lyga10 :10 Lyga said she will lead a candlelight vigil for Beardslee outside the state Capitol beginning at eleven o’clock tonight. SOC