Texas’ top criminal court called off Wednesday’s scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings, though attorneys said the court didn’t immediately explain its decision.
The state’s highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother 20 years ago.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer. Steven Staley was set to die for shooting death of a Fort Worth restaurant manager.
Condemned murderer Jonathan Green has been spared from execution after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed to look more closely at arguments he was delusional and too mentally ill to be put to death.