September 21, Atlanta, GA:
Troy Davis' execution was delayed tonight as the Supreme Court weighed arguments by Davis' legal team and the state of Georgia over whether he deserves a stay.
At 7:05 p.m., five minutes after his scheduled death, Davis' supporters
erupted in cheers, hugs and tears outside the jail in Jackson, Ga., as supporters believed Davis had been saved from the death penalty. But Davis was granted only a temporary reprieve as the Supreme Court considers the decision.
The warrant for Davis' execution is valid until Sept. 28. The Georgia Resource Center, part of Davis' legal defense team, said it was unsure how long the delay would last.
This is huge news. Meanwhile, back in Texas, an avowed white supremacist is executed for the brutal death of James Byrd, Jr.