Military to execute Fort Bragg murderer, rapist

This April 1988 picture shows Ronald A. Gray escorted by military police leaving a Fort Bragg courtroom. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Marcus Castro)

A former soldier convicted of killing four people and raping eight women while he was stationed at Fort Bragg in the 1980s may soon be executed.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Friday that 50-year-old Ronald Gray has lost a legal fight to save him from lethal injection.

Gray was convicted and condemned in military court in 1988 for two murders and three rapes while stationed at Fort Bragg. He pleaded guilty in civilian courts to two more murders and five separate rapes.

If he's put to death, it would be the military's first execution since 1961.

Gray is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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