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Temporary stay lifted; Marcel Williams' execution to proceed

Judge issues temporary stay of execution for inmate Marcel Williams. (Photo courtesy Arkansas Department of Correction)

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, Judge Baker lifted the stay of execution on inmate Marcel Williams, paving the way for the execution to proceed.


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Just as the execution for death row inmate Marcel Williams was set to begin Monday night, Judge Kristine Baker issued a temporary stay until 8:30 p.m., or until further order from the court - whichever is later.

The state of Arkansas filed a motion refuting the claims of the plaintiff that the previous execution of inmate Jack Jones "appeared to be tortuous and inhuman."


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Both the Supreme Court of the United States and the Arkansas Supreme Court have denied all requests for a stay of execution for death row inmate Marcel Williams.



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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied both requests for a stay of execution for Jack Jones. There are no other motions at this time. Jones is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m.

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Two death row inmates, Marcel Williams and Jack Jones, set to be executed Monday night have filed motions with the U.S. Supreme Court for stays on their executions.

A federal appeals panel rejected another legal challenge for Marcel Williams, who argued that his morbid obesity and diabetes could lead to "severe pain and serious harm" during his lethal injection Monday night.

A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Williams' request for stay Monday afternoon.

Williams then filed a request for a stay of his execution to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Just before 5 p.m., Williams filed a new motion with the Arkansas Supreme Court to reopen his case based on plagiarism by his former attorney.

Jack Jones, the other inmate facing execution Monday night, has also lost his appeals so far and is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his lethal injection.

To read Jack Jones' motion for a stay of his execution with the U.S. Supreme Court, scroll below.

Jack Jones Motion for Stay of Execution by Kristen on Scribd

To read Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's response to Jones' motion before the U.S. Supreme Court, scroll below:

Attorney General response to Jones motion to SCOTUS by Kristen on Scribd

To read Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's response to Marcel Williams' request to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay on his execution, scroll below:

Attorney General response to Marcel Williams stay to SCOTUS by Kristen on Scribd

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(KATV) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court has denied requests for a stay of execution for two death row inmates scheduled to be executed Monday night.

Currently, no legal boundaries stand in the way of the execution of Jack Jones and Marcell Williams. All requests have been denied.

On Sunday, District Judge Kristine Baker denied a request made by both inmates to change the execution viewing policy.

Judge denies inmates" request to change execution viewing policyA district judge has denied motions by two death row inmates in the days leading up to their scheduled execution. On Sunday, District Judge Kristine Baker denied the request made by inmates Marcell Willams and Jack Jones Jr. to change the execution viewing


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