Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate

September 16, 2011 Updated Sep 16, 2011 at 11:42 AM EDT

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate

September 16, 2011 Updated Sep 16, 2011 at 11:42 AM EDT

A Texas man who was scheduled to be executed on Thursday night received a reprieve after the United States Supreme Court issued a stay of execution, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Supreme Court stayed the execution of Duane Buck pending a decision whether to review his case, according to the report. Buck was sentenced to death for the 1995 murder of a former girlfriend and her friend.

Read the Houston Chronicle story HERE.