Michael Graczyk of AP has this story on the Supreme Court's grant of a stay of execution yesterday to Texas murderer Carlton Turner. The order is here. The reason why a stay was granted in this case and denied in the case of Michael Richard is not completely clear.
Turner was 19 when he shot Carlton Turner Sr., 43, and Tonya Turner, 40, several times in the head. Prosecutors said Turner had dragged the bodies through the house before dumping them in the garage, then had friends over that weekend for a party.
Maybe Carlton Turner, Jr. got a break because he's an orphan.