Friday, 24 October 2008
Execution blocked by Texas appeals court
© 2008 The Associated Press
Oct. 23, 2008, 11:48AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped
the scheduled execution of convicted killer Bobby Wayne Woods.
The court agreed to put off the lethal injection, scheduled for
Thursday evening, after lawyers raised new claims that the 42-year-
old Woods is mentally retarded and legally ineligible for execution
under U.S. Supreme Court standards.
Woods was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old
daughter after abducting her and her brother from their home in