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Inmate seeks execution delay to save sister

May 20, 2005 at 2:10 PM   |   Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, May 20 (UPI) -- An Indiana death-row inmate scheduled for execution Wednesday appealed to Gov. Mitch Daniels for time to donate his liver to his sister.

Lawyers for Gregory Scott Johnson said Thursday new blood tests confirm his organ could save the life of his 48-year-old sister, Debra Otis, as they share the uncommon B-positive type, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Indiana State Prison staff drew nine vials of blood from Johnson Wednesday at the request of the governor's office.

Otis appeared on NBC's "Today" earlier in the week to make the case for a delay in her brother's execution to the public.

The Indiana Parole Board will conduct a public hearing Friday, after which it will make a recommendation to Daniels, who will have the final say in the matter.

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