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November 15, 2007

SCOTUS stays Florida execution

Continuing its Baze-ian de facto moratorium on executions, the Supreme Court has stayed a Florida execution scheduled for later today.  This AP story has the details:

The U.S. Supreme Court halted Florida's execution of convicted child killer Mark Dean Schwab on Thursday.  The move by the high court was widely expected as it considers the appeals of two Kentucky inmates challenging the same lethal toxic three-drug combination used in Florida.

The stay was issued about four hours before Schwab was scheduled to die for the 1991 kidnapping, rape and slaying of 11-year-old Junny Rios Martinez. It will remain in effect until the Supreme Court rules on the Kentucky case.

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