US Supreme Court halts execution of Texas killer to consider his request to have his pastor lay his hands on him as he's put to death

US Supreme Court halts execution of Texas killer to consider his request to have his pastor lay his hands on him as he's put to death



The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a Texas inmate as they consider his request to have his pastor lay his hands on him as he's put to death by lethal injection.


John Henry Ramirez, 37, was scheduled to be executed Wednesday night, before the Court handed down their decision at the eleventh hour. 4







Ramirez has been on death row for more than a decade after being convicted of murdering 45-year-old store clerk Pablo Castro in 2004.


He stabbed Castro 29 times for $1.25 during a drug-fueled robbery in Corpus Christi. He fled to Mexico but was arrested more than three years later.


Ramirez, who is a former Marine and devout Protestant, sued prison officials last month, asking them to let his spiritual advisor lay hands on him and say a prayer while he was being executed.Latest Post
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