The state Supreme Court today denied an expedited review sought by the attorney general's office in the case of Death Row inmate Frank Williams Jr. A circuit judge has ruled that new execution procedures can't be used because they weren't properly adopted. The Supreme Court also denied William's request for a transfer of his lawsuit over execution procedures to the state Court of Appeals.
Williams' execution date had been scheduled for Tuesday. In light of today's decision, the governor's office said that will not go forward. Court appeals will continue.