Gov Hutchinson: Murderer Competent to Be Executed Next Week

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he's satisfied Johnson County murderer Jack Greene is competent to be executed. 

On Friday he released the following statement:

“I have reviewed all documents, transcripts and comments from interested mental health professionals, as well as the video of the clemency hearing before the parole board, which included Jack Greene’s testimony.  In that testimony, Jack Greene acknowledged that he understands he is being executed for the murder of Sidney Burnett and discusses why he made the decision to kill Mr. Burnett.  Numerous courts have reviewed the case and I am satisfied that the Supreme Court’s standards have been met and that he is competent to be executed.  As normal, I will continue to review any additional relevant facts as November 9 approaches.”

This comes after the Arkansas Parole Board recommended that Greene be put to death for his crime. 

For more information on Greene, click here

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