American Bar Association Against Arkansas Inmate Execution

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been bombarded with letters regarding  Jack Greene, an Arkansas death row inmate.

Jack Greene is scheduled to be executed Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., but in the wake of his scheduled execution, several are questioning whether the death penalty is the appropriate punishment for him.

Greene was convicted of killing Pastor Sidney Jethro Burnett in 1991. Prosecutors told jurors Greene beat Burnett with a can, slit his throat and stabbed him.

American Bar Association (ABA) President Hilarie Bass sent Hutchinson a letter Wednesday (Oct. 25) regarding Greene.

In the letter, Bass states, “… despite his long history of severe mental illness and
the fact that his current mental state suggests he may not have a rational understanding of why
he is being put to death.”

Read the full ABA letter, here.