RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The man convicted of killing a Richmond family of four is one step closer to learning when he will be executed.
The Attorney General’s Office on Thursday filed paperwork to begin the process of setting Rick Gray’s execution date. By law, the execution will now take place sometime in the next 70 days. The Attorney General’s Office has recommended the execution take place either January 17 or 18.
Gray, who was sentenced to death for killing the Harvey family in 2006, asked the Supreme Court to hear his death row case. That request was denied earlier this week.
Gray was convicted of killing Bryan and Kathryn Harvey and their daughters, 9-year-old Stella and 4-year-old Ruby, while invading their home in 2006. Trial evidence showed the Harveys were tied up, stabbed and beaten to death before their house was set on fire. Gray says he doesn’t remember the killings because he was high.
Trial evidence showed the Harveys were tied up, stabbed and beaten to death before their house was set on fire. Gray says he doesn’t remember the killings because he was high.
He argued the Virginia Supreme Court failed to provide him with a “meaningful opportunity” to challenge the constitutionality of his death sentence.
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