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Fisher Executed For 1992 Murder of Girlfriend

Posted March 8, 2001

— Willie Ervin Fisher was executed Friday evening for the 1992 stabbing death of his girlfriend.

Fisher, 39, was put to death by injection at Central Prison. He was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m., Corrections Department spokeswoman Tracy Little said.

His execution was originally set for early Friday morning. That was blocked Thursday night by a Wake County judge, who said Gov. Mike Easley -- a former state attorney general -- might have had a conflict of interest when he denied Fisher clemency Thursday evening.

The Supreme Court denied the stay without dissent Friday afternoon. From staff and wire reports

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