Prosecutor asks Inslee to allow child killer’s execution

Clark Richard Elmore has an execution date in less than one month.

But the odds of Washington state going through with it are slim. Gov. Jay Inslee pledged two years ago to halt executions while he’s in office, and he was just re-elected.

Despite that, Whatcom County prosecutor Dave McEachran went to Olympia last week to persuade Inslee to make an exception for Elmore, a Bellingham man who raped and murdered a child in 1995.

He acknowledged to the Bellingham Herald ( ) that his effort is a long shot. But he says he brought the case file and crime scene photos to show the governor the horror the jurors saw before condemning Elmore to die.

Inslee has yet to take any action in the case. He can grant a reprieve or commute the sentence to life without parole.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald,