A US judge has indefinitely delayed the execution of a man convicted of a double murder that took place in 1992.

Willie Jerome Manning was scheduled to be given a lethal injection on Tuesday, but the Mississippi Supreme Court stopped it after serious doubts were raised about the evidence used to find him guilty in 1994.

Lawyers for the 44-year-old African American who was found guilty of killing two white students say they will push for a retrial.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Jackson, Mississippi.

Source: Agencies