US court blocks double murderer's execution

Judge orders last-minute stay of execution for Willie Manning due to doubts over evidence used in 1994 conviction.

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.