September 21, 2011

ABC News excerpt

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute stay of execution for Troy Davis after a delay to weigh arguments from Davis’ legal team and the state of Georgia over whether his execution should be blocked.

The court’s decision to deny the stay came after 10 p.m. ET, more than three hours after Davis’ execution originally was scheduled today. The court did not comment on its decision.

The execution now is expected to occur by 11 p.m. ET.