The Times-Dispatch of Richmond, Virginia has this article today: “Governor Kaine postpones Bell execution; Executions will be stayed till U.S. high court rules in lethal-injection case.” Here are the highlights:
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine granted a temporary reprieve to condemned killer Edward Nathaniel Bell yesterday, pending a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court to the way lethal injections are conducted.
Bell, 42, murdered Sgt. Ricky Lee Timbrook, a Winchester police officer in 1999. Timbrook was shot in the head while pursuing Bell on foot. Bell’s new execution date will be July 24.