A Virginia man set to be put to death next month for the 2002 stabbing death of a Tennessee bait shop owner has been granted a stay of execution.
40-year-old Steven James Rollins of Gate City had been scheduled for execution on July 26th. He was convicted in the robbery and murder of 81-year-old John Bussell as he worked in his Kingsport business 5 years ago.
The Tennessee Supreme Court this week postponed Rollins' execution until May of next year.
Rollins' attorney asked the court for more time for his client to pursue appeals.
(source for both: Associated Press)
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