Arkansas Board Sets Parole Hearings For Condemned Inmates

Sep 10, 2015

Death row Inmates Don William Davis (left) and Bruce Earl Ward, who are set to be executed Oct. 21.
Credit Arkansas Department Of Correction

Two Arkansas inmates set for execution next month have until Sept. 21 to tell the state's Parole Board whether they want to be considered for clemency.

Bruce Earl Ward and Don William Davis are to die in a double-execution Oct. 21. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has set four double-executions in each of the next four months after Attorney General Leslie Rutledge certified that no court decisions currently stand in the way of their being put to death.

Ward was convicted of killing 18-year-old Rebecca Doss at the convenience store where she worked. Davis was convicted of killing Jane Daniels in northwestern Arkansas. Other double-executions are to be Nov. 3, Dec. 14 and Jan. 14.

If either Ward or Davis ask for clemency, the parole board will hold a hearing Sept. 29.