Supreme Court Declines to Lift Execution Stay Obtained by Ohio Inmate
Posted Feb 9, 2012 3:11 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A stay of execution remains in place for a convicted killer in Ohio after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene.
Death row inmate Charles Lorraine had been scheduled to die last month, but a federal judge granted a stay because of concerns that the state has failed to follow its lethal injection procedures. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to lift the stay, report Reuters, Vindy.com and the Associated Press.
Lorraine was convicted in the fatal stabbings of an elderly couple in a 1986 burglary.