Supreme Court Grants Execution Stay for Arizona Inmate

Monday, 04 Apr 2011 07:23 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for an Arizona inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday.

The court granted the stay for Daniel Wayne Cook on Monday until it can consider his lawyers' argument that he had ineffective counsel during his post-conviction proceedings.

If the court disagrees with Cook's attorneys, he still could be executed at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Cook's death warrant expires at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Defense attorney Robin Konrad says she's "very happy" with the decision and hopes the court "considers this issue seriously."

Cook was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome July 1987 killings of 16-year-old Kevin Swaney, and 26-year-old Carlos Cruz-Ramos in Lake Havasu City.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Transgender People Likely to Be Permitted to Serve in Military

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 12:46 PM

The Obama administration and Department of Defense likely will take action soon to allow transgender military personnel  . . .

Vermont Town Embroiled in Debate Over 'Bacon' Sign

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 12:35 PM

A Winooski, Vermont, restaurant is at the center of a social media firestorm for removing a sign touting its bacon after . . .

Obama Pressured From Both Sides on Immigration

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 12:29 PM

Lawmakers from both sides are pushing President Barack Obama on immigration, with advocates pressuring him to use his ex . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved