Texas inmate wins reprieve from Supreme Court

Associated Press Writer

A condemned killer whose attorneys questioned the lethal injection process that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review avoided execution in the nation’s busiest death chamber Thursday night when the high court gave him a reprieve.

Attorneys for Carlton Turner Jr., a suburban Dallas man condemned for killing his parents, had appealed to the high court, which earlier this week agreed to review lethal injection procedures in Kentucky.

In a brief, one paragraph order the court said it had granted his stay of execution. The order came more than four hours after he could have been executed and less than two hours before the death warrant would have expired at midnight CDT.

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