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Execution on hold

By Tony McVeigh

Frankfort, KY – Last week, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued a stay, preventing the execution of Gregory Wilson.

Attorney General Jack Conway immediately appealed to the Kentucky Supreme Court, but the court can't rule until all parties have responded.

Wilson's lawyers have until September 20th to respond and so far, there has been no response.

Justice Secretary Michael Brown says there can be no execution until further orders of the court, so Wilson's execution is on hold.

Governor Beshear has ordered Wilson be put to death by lethal injection for the 1987 abduction, rape, robbery and murder of Newport restaurant manager Deborah Pooley.