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Hancock County death row inmate loses battle to set execution date

HANCOCK COUNTY, MISS– A death row inmate has been denied his request to set his execution date as quickly as possible. 

In a handwritten letter to the state Supreme Court, convicted killer Timothy Evans said how he has been treated led to the request.

He claimed medical care was denied.

“I lost 32lbs,” Evans wrote. “Was targeted by security, placed in a wet cell, where every time it rained water came in every where, and the prison covered it up.”

Evans also suggested that he was denied service because of his race, and claimed the attorneys at the public defender’s office ignored his calls. Evans said this treatment is torture.

“.. I respectfully withdraw all appeals process and ask the Governor to set the execution date,” Evans wrote. “I will not be tortured by all racist security staff.”

Since the Supreme Court ruled against Evans, he will remain on Death Row in Unit 29 of Parchman.

According to the court documents, Evans was found guilty of capitol murder and sentenced him to death for the murder of 70 year-old Wenda Holling, who was found dead on the side of the road in January of 2013, three weeks after she went missing.

The court released the papers which showed their reasoning for denying Evan’s request.

“After due consideration, the Court finds that Evans’  claims regarding the conditions of his confinement are outside the purview of his pending direct appeal and require that he first pursue relief through administrative channels,” said the order, signed by Judge Jim Kitchens. “..IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Motion for Termination of Counsel and Other filed by Appellant Timothy Nelson Evans, pro se, is hereby denied.”

CLICK HERE to read Evans’ letter.

CLICK HERE to read the court’s order.

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