Friday, September 28, 2007

Are lethal injections on hold nation-wide?

Sept. 27, 2007, 10:36PM
Condemned Dallas inmate wins reprieve

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE ­ A condemned killer avoided the nation's busiest death chamber Thursday night when the U.S. Supreme Court gave him a reprieve.

Attorneys for Carlton Turner Jr., a suburban Dallas man condemned for killing his parents, had appealed to the high court hoping the justices' review of lethal injection procedures in Kentucky, announced earlier this week, could keep him from execution.

In a brief, one paragraph order the court said it had granted his stay of execution. The order came more than four hours after he could have been executed and less than two hours before the death warrant would have expired at midnight CDT.

"All I can say is all glory to God," Turner told prison officials.

The Supreme Court order made no mention of its reasons for stopping the punishment....

That's the third Stay this week....


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