Huckabee Sets for Execution Date for Teen Killer

OCTOBER 19, 2005 - Posted at 4:18 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee has set an execution date for Eric Randall Nance.

Nance is to die by lethal injection on November 18.

Nance was convicted of capital murder and attempted rape in the 1993 death of 18-year-old Julie Heath of Malvern.  She was last seen on October 11 of that year and her car was discovered along U.S. 270.  A hunter found her body on October 18 and authorities said she had been dead about a week.  Her throat had been slashed with a box cutter.

Nance was arrested two days later.  He was 33 at the time.

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