Wednesday, August 30, 2006

LAW FLAWED, DEATH DENIED: Elijah Page Reprieved

Ten minutes before Elijah Page was to eat his last meal, Gov. Mike Rounds announced a stay of execution, citing a discrepancy between state law and the way Page was about to be killed.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Rounds postponed the execution until some time after July 1, 2007, so that the South Dakota state legislature would have time to amend the law to match the method the state Department of Corrections had planned to use.
[snip] Sioux Fall Argus Leader

Thank you, Lord

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