Hood Says Court Shouldn't Stay Execution

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi attorney general's office says the state Supreme Court should not grant a stay of execution for an inmate scheduled to die by injection Tuesday.

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled 4-4 earlier this week to deny a rehearing on previous arguments in the case of Jan Michael Brawner.

In court procedures, a tie vote usually means an earlier ruling stands.

But Brawner's lawyer filed a motion for rehearing and asked for a stay, saying there's precedent in Mississippi that tie votes in death penalty cases favor inmates.

The attorney general's office argued Friday that a 4-4 split is binding and that a petitioner can't file a second motion for rehearing.

Brawner was convicted of the killings of his 3-year-old daughter, his ex-wife, and her parents in Tate County.


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  • by Frances Location: England on Jun 11, 2012 at 05:36 AM
    What thoroughly nasty, vindictive comments. Have any of you heard of forgiveness or redemption? How easy it is to condemn!
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      by Fed Up on Jun 12, 2012 at 04:17 AM in reply to Frances
      Well Frances, here's a thought, why don't YOU go get him and he live with YOU.
  • by Teacher Location: Lauderdale County on Jun 10, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    Evil just spills from his eyes. He'll kill again if he ever gets the chance.
  • by Everette Location: Union on Jun 9, 2012 at 08:19 PM
    No stay for a Low life murderer That Killed four people.Go Ahead and kill Him And Save The tax payers A Food bill...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    He should have been put to death 11 yrs. ago.
  • by Joshua I. Location: Lauderdale on Jun 8, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    Without delay, release us of the burden of taking care of this foul, subhuman creature! Some people are just wired wrong and there is NO hope of redemption or rehabilitation!Look how is smiling in this photo! If there is a Hell, he is more than worthy to endure never ending flames for eternity!
  • by Randy on Jun 8, 2012 at 05:27 PM
    Tuesday can't get here fast enough.
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