Stay of execution granted for death row inmate


    (image: WPMI) Stay of execution granted for death row inmate

    A stay of execution was issued for an Alabama death row inmate scheduled to die tonight at Holman Prison in Atmore.

    A federal court of appeals issued the stay for Dominique Ray.

    He was convicted of fatally stabbing to death a 15-year-old Selma girl in 1995.

    His attorneys filed a motion saying his religious rights were violated.

    Ray, who is Muslim, wants an Imom at his lethal injection not a Christian chaplain,

    The state denied that request, citing security reasons.

    The DOC did agree to remove the chaplain from the chamber.

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