DPA Asks State to Halt Executions

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy wants Governor Steve Beshear to suspend any executions in the state until after the budget crisis passes. The agency expects to run out of money to pay public defenders in May. Jefferson County Chief Public Defender Daniel T. Goyette was one of several people who signed a letter sent to Beshear last week calling for the moratorium. The state faces a $456 million revenue shortfall, which has forced broad cuts in government services.