The State Supreme Court has set October 26th as the execution date for Marlin Gray for his role in the deaths of two people at the Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River in April of 1991. Gray and three other men confronted Julie Kerry, her sister Robin Kerry, and their cousin Thomas Cummins on the bridge. The Kerry sisters were raped and pushed off the bridge about 70 feet below. Cummins was forced to jump into the Mississippi River and managed to swim to shore. About three weeks later, Julie Kerry’s body was recovered from the river near Caruthersville. Robin Kerry’s body was never found. One of Gray’s accomplices, Reginald Clemons, is on death row awaiting execution. Antonio Richardson, another of those involved, was sentenced to death but had his sentence commuted, in 2003, to life without parole. A fourth member of the group, Daniel Winfrey, made a deal to avoid the death penalty.
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