Virginia

Execution date sought for man convicted in family’s slaying

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Attorney General’s office is seeking a January execution date for a man convicted of killing a family of four.

Media outlets report that the Attorney General’s office wrote Richmond Circuit Court Judge Beverly Snukals on Thursday, saying she must hold a hearing to schedule an execution date for Ricky Gray. The U.S. Supreme Court denied a rehearing to Gray on Monday.

The Attorney General’s Office recommended the execution take place Jan. 17 or 18, giving Gov. Terry McAuliffe time to consider any clemency request.

Gray was convicted in the New Year’s Day 2006 stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of Bryan Harvey, Kathryn Harvey and their daughters, 9-year-old Stella and 4-year-old Ruby. Gray was sentenced to death for the girls’ deaths. An accomplice, Ray Dandridge, was sentenced to life.

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