Execution set for Alabama murderer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has set an execution date of Feb. 7 for an inmate sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a 15year-old girl.
Tiffany Harville disappeared from her Selma home on July 15, 1995. Her decomposing body was found in a field a month later.
Dominique Ray was convicted in 1999 after co-defendant Marcus Owden testified that Ray cut the girl’s throat after they picked her up from her home and raped her. Owden said they also took the girl’s purse which had $6 or $7 in it.
A judge sentenced Ray to die after jurors voted 11-1 to recommend that he receive the death penalty.
Months before his death penalty trial, Ray got a life sentence for the 1994 slaying of two brothers who refused to join a gang organized by Owden and Ray.