Hood asks for death penalty for killer

Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to set an execution date for death row inmate Edwin Hart Turner.

In documents filed with the court Tuesday, Hood says Turner has exhausted his state and federal appeals.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Turner’s claim that his attorney should have done a better job at his trial. State and federal courts in Mississippi had also rejected that claim.

Turner convicted for the 1995 deaths in Carroll County of Eddie Brooks and Everett Curry.

AP
1/10/12