From the Lincoln Journal Star:
Lisa Knopp has known condemned Nebraska inmate Carey Dean Moore for 23 years.
On Thursday over the noon hour she stood in front of the governor’s mansion with about 30 other death penalty opponents showing their disapproval of Nebraska’s scheduled execution of Moore.
She carried a sign: “We remember the victims but not with more killing.”
She didn’t want to elaborate on Moore’s decision to stop fighting his execution, scheduled for Aug. 14, but she did say that the entire time she’s known him he’s been weary of the process, exhausted by it.
Moore, who killed two Omaha cab drivers in the summer of 1979, has been on death row 38 years. He has told the Nebraska Supreme Court to dismiss his attorneys, that he doesn’t want anyone to file anything on his behalf.
But Knopp is morally opposed to state executions, and said Moore’s death would be difficult for her even if she didn’t know him so well.