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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Unlike Judge Sharon Killer, Other Judges Work and Stop Executions

Sharon Keller thought it was ok to close her court and execute someone even though she knew the U.S. Supreme Court had accepted for review a case that would likely halt executions while the highest court in the nation considers the issue of lethal injection. But other judges across the nation are stopping executions, such as these two executions that were scheduled in Texas.

From CBS News:

Dale Devon Scheanette, known as the “bathtub killer,” was scheduled to be put to death on November 27. But earlier this month a court delayed the execution indefinitely.

It’s the latest stay of execution that a court has granted for a Texas inmate in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the constitutionality of lethal injection as a method of execution.
A federal judge also stopped another upcoming scheduled execution today, that of Allen Bridgers, reports the Houston Chronicle.

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