The Clarion-Ledger, 7/23/8

Brenda Bishop says her son doesn’t deserve to die.

We just ask people to pray for him,” said Bishop of Guntown in Lee County.

But barring an 11th-hour court reprieve or clemency from the governor today, Dale Leo Bishop’s life will end by lethal injection at the State Penitentiary sometime after 6 p.m.

Just as Brenda Bishop doesn’t want her 34-year-old son to die, Kathy Gentry of Fulton says her son, Marcus Gentry, 22, of Fulton didn’t deserve to die almost 10 years ago. He was beaten to death on a dirt logging road outside Saltillo on Dec. 10, 1998.