Justices, 6-3, Halt GA Execution Over Race Concern

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls "a stunning turn of events," granted a stay of execution Tuesday night to Georgia killer Keith Tharpe, three and a half hours after he was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection. In a 6-3 decision, the justices were apparently concerned about claims that one of Tharpe’s jurors . . .

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