Execution Protesters Gather in Support of Gray
Gray is scheduled for lethal injection one minute past midnight. He was convicted in 1992 of two counts of first degree murder in the death of a St. Louis family. The governor refused the group's request to meet today. The Missouri parole board is reviewing Gray's clemency request and is expected to report to the Governor tonight. Gray's brother, Mark Williams says he hopes things don't happen too late.
"Our thought process is that at 12:05 a.m. on October 26th the Govenor can't say, 'oops, my bad, I need a muligan on this one,' because it will be too late," Williams says.
Gray's attorney has asked the US Supreme Court to grant a stay of execution if the clemency request fails.