Updates and Press Coverage

March 23, 2017, Arianna Zoghi and Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, Blue Virginia: Scheduled Virginia Execution Based on False and Recanted Testimony.

March 22, 2017, Xara Davies, The Cavalier Daily: ‘Innocent on Death Row’ event calls on McAuliffe to issue a stay of execution for man convicted of murder-for-hire.

March 13, 2017 Press Release on reply filed with additional support for Ivan’s request to stay his execution so that Virginia does not execute him before the Supreme Court can consider his claims.

March 8, 2017 Press Release regarding request to stay Ivan’s execution so that Virginia does not execute him before the Supreme Court can consider his claims.

February 24, 2017 Press Release regarding setting of April 25, 2017 execution date.

Ed Pilkington, chief reporter for Guardian US, highlights the problems with the case against Ivan: Virginia governor has hours to decide on return of compulsory electric chair. (Update: The Governor subsequently announced he would not sign the electric chair bill.)

April 6, 2016, Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press: Court temporarily stays Virginia inmate’s execution.

April 6, 2016, Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin group, on Ivan’s case: “…his case bears all the hallmarks of a broken system.” Read more from Sir Richard here: As executions rise, the world turns against the death penalty.