LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for a condemned inmate says his client may not want to come back to the Tampa Bay area for a court hearing that could block his execution.
Oba Chandler's attorney told a judge in Largo Wednesday the 65-year-old inmate may not even consent to having a motion filed that could delay or stop his scheduled Nov. 15 execution.
The St. Petersburg Times reports that his attorney, Baya Harrison III, said Chandler is sick and "doesn't like the ride" from the prison in north Florida.
Harrison said that by Monday he plans to file motions challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty, if he gets Chandler's consent.
Chandler was found guilty in the grisly 1989 murders of Joan Rogers and her teenage daughters, Michelle and Christe, of Ohio.
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