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US Capital Punishment Update: Arkansas Execution Delayed As Supreme Court Refuses To Overrule State Court

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The US Supreme Court left in place a stay of execution for an Arkansas inmate, refusing to overrule the state supreme court.

Mr Don Davis had been given his last meal Monday evening, with the US
high court decision to leave a state court’s stay of execution in place
coming as the minutes ticked toward 1 a.m. ET (midnight Central Time) when the execution warrant was to expire.
The effort to proceed with the execution was headed by Arkansas
Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge, who went to the US Supreme Court after
the Arkansas Supreme Court imposed a stay.
AG Rutledge was quick to respond to the decision.
“It is heartbreaking that the family of Jane Daniel has once again
seen justice delayed,” he said, referring to the victim in Davis’ case.
“Davis was convicted of his crimes in 1992, and my office took every
action it could today to see that justice was carried out. Ultimately,
the US Supreme Court has the final say and has decided not to lift the
stay at this time.”
The execution would have been the first in Arkansas since 2005.
CNN

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