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FEDERAL JUDGE: Murderer who took life of Seneca Falls native may finally be executed

Former-Army Specialist Ronald Gray may finally face the death penalty for his actions more than 30-years-ago.

He was convicted of murdering Kimberly Ann Bowman-Ruggles near Fort Bragg in North Carolina in in 1987. The Seneca Falls native, who fell victim to Gray’s attack was not the only victim. Three other women were murdered by Gray.

Fast-forward decades later and in 2008 — it was expected that he would be sentenced to death. However, after then-President George W. Bush approved the execution — he was granted a last-minute stay, which has now expired.

The federal judge that made the ruling noted that a new date could be set for execution in the next 30 days. Gray would become the first serviceman executed in the U.S. since 1961.

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