Stay of Execution issued

From: Las Vegas Sun:

Another stay issued in execution of killer
By Cy Ryan (contact)

Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 | 10:54 a.m.

CARSON CITY — A stay of execution has been issued for killer Robert McConnell, who was scheduled to die Feb. 1. It is the second time McConnell was scheduled to be put to death before asking for a stay to pursue further appeals in his case.

Howard Skolnik, director of the state Department of Corrections, confirmed that the stay was signed on Friday.

McConnell had already been transferred from the maximum security prison in Ely to the Nevada State Prison in Carson City, where the death chamber is located.

He was scheduled to die in June 2005, but 39 minutes before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection he asked for a reprieve.

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