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    Dallas News:

    5th Circuit stays today's Texas execution
    The Associated Press
    Published: 13 May 2014 03:04 PM
    Updated: 13 May 2014 04:39 PM

    HUNTSVILLE -- A federal appeals court halted the scheduled execution of a convicted killer in Texas on Tuesday so his attorneys can pursue appeals he is mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.

    Robert James Campbell, 41, would have been the first U.S. inmate executed since a botched execution in Oklahoma two weeks ago. His two appeals challenged the state's plan to use a drug for which it will not reveal the source, as was the case with drugs used in Oklahoma, and claims of mental impairment.

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    by tom 47 on Tue May 13, 2014 at 02:52:06 PM PDT

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