FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – The Army has set a date for its first execution in nearly 50 years.
The military said Thursday that former North Carolina soldier Ronald A. Gray is to be executed Dec. 10 at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute (TEHR'-uh HOHT), Ind. He was convicted of multiple rapes and murders.
The last military execution was in 1961. Army Pvt. John Bennett was hanged for raping and attempting to kill an 11-year-old Austrian girl.