Death row inmate George Franklin Page has died of natural causes. Page was convicted and sentenced to die for the 1995 shooting of a Winston-Salem police officer. He had been scheduled for execution in 2004, but was granted a stay due to concerns about his mental state at the time of the crime.
Page developed PTSD after serving in Vietnam, and was in the throes of a flashback when he shot Officer Amos. CT scans taken before the crime show that Page also suffered from significant brain damage, but that evidence was never presented to the jury.
George Page was 68 years old.