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DEATH ROW-OLD CASE
Federal judge wants end to delays in lingering death penalty case, orders progress to be made
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, September 30, 2013 9:04 AM EDT
A federal judge has ordered attorneys in a long-running death penalty case to move toward a resolution.
Caldwell halted proceedings in White's most recent federal appeal while White sought funding in state court to test if he has a mental disability.
White killed 75-year-old Charles Gross, his wife, 74-year-old Lula Gross, and 79-year-old Sam Chaney during a February 1979 robbery in Haddix, a community of about 2,270 people in Breathitt County.
Caldwell ruled that the mental disability claim could proceed in state court. The rest of White's appeal could move forward in federal court.