AP Update: Temporary stay granted in #Arkansas’ 2nd #execution of night after lawyers say man could face a “torturous death.”
Jamiles Lartey for the Guardian:
The Arkansas supreme court has denied stays of execution to two men scheduled for execution by lethal injection Monday evening, potentially clearing the path for the first double execution in more than 16 years. The inmates filed a new motion for a stay with US supreme court Monday afternoon.
If the US supreme court does not halt the proceedings, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are set to die in what would be the second and third executions in Arkansas this month. The last state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day was Texas, which executed two people in August 2000.