Gov. Mark R. Warner granted clemency Tuesday for a man who would have become the 1,000th person executed in the United States since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976.
Warner commuted Robin Lovitt's sentence to life in prison, Warner's spokesman Kevin Hall said. Lovitt was set to be executed by injection Wednesday night, AP reports.
Medicinal properties of Nigella sativa (nutmeg flower) herb, which is commonly used in culinary as a seasoning, against COVID-19 have not been fully proven