Stay of execution for Allen Bridgers

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday ordered his case back to Smith County for the trial court to consider whether he is mentally handicapped.

There will be no execution vigil today in front of Governor’s mansion!

According to Associated Press, “Bridgers would have been the 17th condemned prisoner to receive lethal injection this year in Texas, the nation’s most active capital punishment state, and the third over the past seven days. Three more inmates are scheduled to die next month.

He initially was scheduled to die May 16, 2001, the same day Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh also was to be executed. Both received reprieves, although McVeigh was put to death a few weeks later.”

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