SALEM Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber continued to weigh his options regarding the state s first execution in 14 years.
Pressure was mounting on Kitzhaber to stop the execution of death row inmate Gary Haugen.
Background: Death row inmate Haugen to die in August
Last week, a judge granted Haugen's request to fast-track his execution, setting a date for August 16.
But a group of lawyers and religious leaders called Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty wants the governor to commute Haugen's sentence.
A representative for Kitzhaber told NewsChannel 8 the governor was considering all of the options.