Paul Howell Execution Possibly Stayed?

A day before his scheduled execution, Paul Augustus Howell may have received a temporary stay.

Update: Scratch that. I’ve been told Howell’s appeal has been transferred to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Not sure what’s happening with it, but as far as I know now, a stay has not been granted.

According to a Jamaican news site (Howell is Jamaican), “one of his attorneys Michael Ufferman revealed this morning that the judge agreed to stay the execution to allow him more time to further appeal his case.”

No other media is reporting this ruling however.

Prosecutors will of course appeal the ruling, if it is in fact the case.

Hat tip to Heidi of cncpunishment for bringing this to my attention. 

Related Reading: 

Catholic Churches Hold Prayer Vigils Across Florida in Advance of Paul Howell Execution

Tomorrow’s Execution of Paul Howell Raising Questions About Florida’s Death Penalty

Florida Justices Asked to Stay Feb. 26 Execution of Paul Howell

Attorneys Fight to Stall Paul Howell’s Execution

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One thought on “Paul Howell Execution Possibly Stayed?

  1. CNCP says:

    Federal Circuit Court is saying they DENIED the appeal on the 23rd, and the appeal has been transferred to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta

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