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Oregon's oldest death row inmate asks to spend final days in hospice

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Lawyers for Oregon’s oldest death row inmate are making a last-ditch effort to allow their client, Mark Pinnell, 67, to spend his final days in hospice instead of prison.

His lawyers sent a letter to Governor Kate Brown’s office on Thursday.

They asked for an urgent review since Pinnell has severe chronic pulmonary disease.

Brown's administration said a clemency review could take up to six months, but Pinnell's lawyers say he may not have that much time to live.

Currently, there is a moratorium on executions in the state of Oregon.

Pinnell has been on death row since 1988.

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