Death Row Executions to Resume in December

The Department Of Justice says it will resume executing federal death row prisoners at the end of the year.

It comes after a nearly two-decade, self-imposed moratorium on the practice.

Attorney General William Barr said in a statement his department is upholding the rule of law, adding, “We owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”

The last federal execution took place in 2003.

Under the attorney general’s order, executions will resume in December by lethal injection.

And we’ve learned one of the 57 criminals currently on death row actually committed his crime right here in Northern Michigan.

Marvin Gabrion was found guilty in a federal court in the murder of Rachel Timmerman in Newaygo County in 1997.

That case was handled at the federal level because her body was left in a lake in the Manistee National Forest.