Staying Executions

The implications of the US Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in Baze v. Rees (considering the constitutionality of certain combinations of chemicals used in lethal injections) are beginning to show (earlier post). Yesterday, Texas – the US’ ‘leading death penalty state’ – stayed the execution of Heliberto Chi who was due to be executed by lethal injection today (Wednesday) for a murder carried out in 2001.

The New York Times has more here.