Alabama Delays Execution of Vernon Madison

More than two hours after Vernon Madison was scheduled to be executed Thursday by the state of Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding a lower court's stay of execution, saying there should be more time to review his claim that he is no longer competent because of strokes and dementia. For weeks, Madison's attorneys from the Montgomery-based nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative had been seeking a stay from state and federal courts since the execution date was set in March. 


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