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Mississippi Supreme Court grants stay of execution for Willie Jerome Manning

The Mississippi Supreme Court voted 8-1 on Tuesday to delay the execution of a man convicted of murdering two college students in 1992. Willie Jerome Manning was scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CT, but the court decided to put the execution on hold while it considered…

Mississippi Supreme Court asked to reconsider pardons of more than 200 convicted criminals

Mississippi’s state supreme court has been asked to rethink its decision to uphold the pardoning of more than 200 convicted criminals, including murders and rapists, by a former governor. In a motion for reconsideration filed in the state capital Jackson, state attorney general Jim Hood said granting a pardon implicated…

U.S. court backs 200 Mississippi pardons

WASHINGTON — The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Thursday over 200 pardons issued by former governor Haley Barbour, including convicted rapists and killers. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood had challenged the 215 pardons from Barbour, a Republican whose second term ended in January. Hood said Barbour’s pardons did not stand up…

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