The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay of execution for a man convicted of the 1988 murder of a Dallas, Texas, convenience store security guard.
Gayland Bradford is scheduled to be executed Thursday.
His lawyers say Bradford is mentally disabled with an IQ of about 68. The Supreme Court has banned executions of the mentally disbaled but has established no clear standard of determining who meets that category.
The stay Friday afternoon by Justice Antonin Scalia gives Bradford's lawyers more time to file a full appeal on the constitutional issues surrounding his conviction and sentence.
– From CNN's Bill Mears