Thursday, September 24, 2009

Supreme Court Grants Stay Of Execution To Kenneth Mosley

In MOSLEY, KENNETH V. THALER, DIR., TX DCJ (08-9991), the Supreme Court entered an order granting a last minute stay of execution stating:
The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Scalia and by him referred to the Court is granted pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court.
You can visit the defendant's web site here.  A July 14, 2009 article in the Dallas Morning News stated:
Mosley, 50, was set to die by lethal injection Thursday for the fatal shooting of Garland police officer Michael Moore. The 32-year-old officer was fatally wounded during a bank robbery 12 years ago by a bullet that struck above the top edge of his protective vest. Mosley was shot in the wrist by another officer waiting outside the bank and was arrested in the parking lot. Defense attorney Bruce Anton said Mosley's execution is now scheduled for Sept. 24.


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