2 Condemned Inmates Seek Mental Exam Funds

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Both men want the court to overturn decisions by federal judges in Kentucky denying funds.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Two Kentucky death row inmates are asking a federal appeals court to grant them funding for neuropsychological testing that they hope will lead to a clemency grant.

Condemned inmates Robert Foley and David Eugene Matthews have each filed cases with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Both men want the court to overturn decisions by federal judges in Kentucky denying funds.

In both cases, the inmates are seeking the tests to use as part of a clemency bid.

Foley is awaiting execution for the 1991 slayings of Rodney and Lynn Vaughn in Laurel County. Foley is also on death row for four other deaths.

Matthews was condemned for killing his estranged wife, Mary "Marlene" Matthews, and mother-in-law, Magdalene Cruse, in Louisville on June 29, 1981.

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