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!!!STAY ISSUED!!!: 08/22/12, Balentine, TX

August 23, 2012

Reuters US reported at 7:23PM Wednesday as follows:

A man convicted of fatally shooting three sleeping teenagers in 1998 won a reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, less than an hour before he was due to be put to death in Texas.  It was the third time that John Balentine, 43, has been granted a stay of execution. Justice Antonin Scalia reviewed Balentine’s emergency appeal and referred the case to the full court for consideration.

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