CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A death warrant hearing is scheduled for December 14th for Dale Wayne Eaton, the only inmate on Wyoming's death row.
Eaton was sentenced to death for the 1988 rape and murder of 18- year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell of Billings, Montana. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review his case.
Kimmell went missing while driving from Colorado to Cody. A fisherman found her body floating in the North Platte River eight days later. She had been raped, hit in the head and stabbed before being thrown from a bridge. DNA evidence led to charges against Eaton in 2003.
Eaton's attorney asked the court earlier this year to bar his execution because of Eaton's mental status, but the judge said that there was no indication that Eaton isn't currently competent, nor was there any indication that he wasn't competent at the time of his trial.