December 11, 1998 |
The U.S. Supreme Court delayed Thursday night's scheduled execution of a Canadian convicted of murder, saying it needed more time to consider the condemned man's claims. The stay came 30 minutes before Joseph Stanley Faulder, 61, was to be sent to the Texas death chamber for the 1975 murder of the matriarch of a wealthy Texas oil family. Supreme Court spokesman Ed Turner said the court would not act on the appeal Thursday.
August 23, 2000 |
Judges granted stays of execution in two controversial Southern cases that were due to move to the death chamber this week. The execution by injection of a Florida murderer, Dan Patrick Hauser, 30, who has said he wants to die, was put on hold, at least temporarily, after a federal judge said he needed more time to review newly filed documents in the case. Hauser has a history of mental illness and has repeatedly tried to commit suicide.
June 7, 2001 |
U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch refused Wednesday to further postpone the execution of Timothy J. McVeigh, saying he found no proof in newly discovered FBI files that anyone other than McVeigh "was the instrument of death and destruction" in the Oklahoma City bombing. Though clearly disturbed by the FBI's handling of the case, Matsch said there appeared to be nothing in documents turned over by the agency to indicate that McVeigh was innocent.
December 4, 1998 |
A federal judge Thursday cleared the way for the execution of Jaturun "Jay" Siripongs as early as February, but the convicted double murderer will have one more chance to seek clemency. At a hearing in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney declined to extend a stay of execution that she had granted in November, just a few hours before Siripongs was scheduled to die by lethal injection.
August 21, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. ABC News executives are breathing a sigh of relief that "Nightline" wasn't canceled outright even though the network is moving Jimmy Kimmel into its time slot However, it is probably only a stay of execution for the venerable newsmagazine show. In January, ABC is shifting "Nightline" from its longtime home of 11:35 p.m. to an hour later, at 12:35 a.m., so "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- which had started at midnight -- can compete head-to-head with CBS' David Letterman and NBC's Jay Leno.
September 20, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- A former Dallas-area car wash employee on death row for killing two co-workers after he was fired in 2000 failed to get the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution Thursday. Robert Wayne Harris, 40, is to die at 6 p.m., Texas corrections officials said. He originally confessed to fatally shooting five people at the Mi-T-Fine car wash in Irving. He was charged in connection with all five deaths but tried in only two. His attorney argued in two petitions to the Supreme Court that Harris should not be executed because he is mentally impaired and did not receive a fair trial.