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§ 15‑190.  Person orpersons to be designated by warden to execute sentence; supervision ofexecution; who shall be present.

Some guard or guards or otherreliable person or persons to be named and designated by the warden from timeto time shall cause the person, convict or felon against whom the deathsentence has been so pronounced to be executed as provided by this Article andall amendments thereto. The execution shall be under the general supervisionand control of the warden of the penitentiary, who shall from time to time, inwriting, name and designate the guard or guards or other reliable person orpersons who shall cause the person, convict or felon against whom the deathsentence has been pronounced to be executed as provided by this Article and allamendments thereto. At such execution there shall be present the warden ordeputy warden or some person designated by the warden in the warden's place,and the surgeon or physician of the penitentiary. Four respectable citizens,two members of the victim's family, the counsel and any relatives of suchperson, convict or felon and a minister or member of the clergy or religiousleader of the person's choosing may be present if they so desire. Theidentities, including the names, residential addresses, residential telephonenumbers, and social security numbers, of witnesses or persons designated tocarry out the execution shall be confidential and exempted from Chapter 132 ofthe General Statutes and are not subject to discovery or introduction as evidencein any proceeding. The Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for Wake County mayorder disclosure of names made confidential by this section after makingfindings that support a conclusion that disclosure is necessary to a properadministration of justice. (1909, c. 443, s. 4; C.S., s. 4660; 1925, c. 123;1935, c. 294, s. 3; 1983, c. 678, s. 3; 1997‑70, s. 1; 2004‑124, s.17.6A; 2004‑199, s. 52; 2004‑203, s. 22.)