William Windsor to be Executed in Kentucky


The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of Shawn William Windsor, a Kentucky death row inmate who wanted to hasten his execution.

The high court’s decision on October 3, 2011 does not mean that 47-year-old Shawn William Windsor will be immediately executed.

Windsor pleaded guilty in 2006 to killing his estranged wife and son in Louisville and asked for a death sentence….

Kentucky is under an injunction barring executions unrelated to Windsor’s case.  Also, the state lacks a supply of sodium thiopental, a key drug used in a lethal injection.

The decision came in an appeal over whether Windsor could fire his attorneys and waive his appeals.

Windsor’s attorneys in the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday.

This Windsor is no relation to William M. Windsor of


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