6th Circuit Grants Motion to Stay Zagorski Execution

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a motion to stay the execution of death row inmate Edmund Zagorski, who was scheduled to die tomorrow via lethal injection. "We conclude that this case presents exceptional circumstances warranting a stay," the court's opinion states. “If we do not grant a stay, we will necessarily be deciding or rendering moot his appeal, without affording Zagorski the opportunity to present his appeal to us in the first instance. At a minimum, due process requires that Zagorski be afforded an opportunity to present his appeal to us.” Earlier today, attorneys for Zagorski filed an emergency motion to force the state to allow him execution by electric chair, The Tennessean reports.
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