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Texas prepares for inmate's execution in hopes that Supreme Court allows it to happen
Texas is moving ahead with preparations to execute a condemned inmate in the hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court will lift a lower court’s stay and allow the lethal injection to proceed
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas moved ahead with preparations to execute a condemned inmate on Tuesday in the hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court would lift a lower court's stay and allow the lethal injection to proceed.
Jedidiah Murphy, 48, was sentenced to death for the October 2000 killing of 80-year-old Bertie Lee Cunningham during a carjacking.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a federal judge’s order from last week delaying the execution after Murphy's lawyers questioned the evidence used to sentence him to death.
But the state attorney general's office filed an appeal hours later asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the stay and allow the execution to proceed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.