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Stay of Execution Granted to Georgia Inmate: Bill Rankin of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole on Tuesday granted a stay of execution to Daniel Greene, who was scheduled to be executed Thursday for killing 19-year-old Bernard Walker in 1991. The board said the stay will not exceed 90 days, and that the purpose of the stay is "to allow for additional time to examine the substance of claims offered by Greene's representatives at today's clemency appointment and any additional information that becomes available."

Execution of Delaware Killer Delayed: The Associated Press reports U.S. Chief District Judge Gregory Sleet on Wednesday halted the Delaware execution of Shannon Johnson, saying he needed more time and information before deciding whether the state court was right in concluding that Johnson was mentally competent. Johnson was sentenced to death for the 2006 shooting death of a 25-year-old man after Johnson found him sitting in a car with his ex-girlfriend. Johnson also later shot his former girlfriend, but she survived. Prosecutors immediately began preparing an appeal of Sleet's ruling. Johnson was scheduled to be executed Friday. He has waived his right to future appeals.

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