For the second time in a week, the Supreme Court intervened in the final hours to block a planned execution in Texas.
Cleve Foster, a 47-year-old former Army recruiter, was scheduled to die for the rape and murder of a woman he met at a Fort Worth bar in 2002. Foster has maintained that another man who was with him at the bar committed the crime.
The high court issued a stay of execution Tuesday and said it wanted more time to decide whether to hear Foster’s appeal.
Twice this year, the court stopped Foster's execution because of a dispute involving the drugs to be used for the lethal injection.