April 25 Execution Date Set for Man in Murder for Hire

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — An execution date has been set for a man convicted of hiring someone to kill his former girlfriend, who was the mother of his child.

On Friday, the Rockingham County Circuit Court set April 25 as the date Ivan Teleguz will be executed. Teleguz was sentenced to death in 2006 for hiring men to kill Stephanie Sipe.

Lawyers for Teleguz said in a statement that they will submit a petition to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, seeking clemency. The 38-year-old Teleguz maintains he is innocent.

Virginia’s last execution was on Jan. 18.

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