Supreme Court Grants Stay of Duane Buck Execution

Updated: At about 7:40 p.m., the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the scheduled execution of Duane Edward Buck.

Buck was praying when Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials informed him of the news, said spokesman Jason Clark. "He said, 'God is worthy to be praised. God's mercy triumphs over judgment, and I feel good,'" Clark said.

Buck had already had his last meal of fried chicken, salad, french fries, fried fish, jalapeño peppers and apples before state officials received the decision from the high court, Clark said. Buck is now being transferred back to death row ...

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