UPDATE: State Supreme Court Has Not Acted On AG’s Request

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has not acted on a request from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to reconsider its earlier decision of a stay of execution for death row inmate Bruce Ward, according to Rutledge spokesman Judd Deere.

Earlier Monday (April 17) Deere said Ward’s request for a stay of execution was reaffirmed.

The court granted Ward’s request for a stay of execution Friday (April 14) but offered no reason for its decision, Deere said.

Ward was one of eight death row inmates scheduled to be executed starting today. He has been on death row since 1990 for killing 18-year-old Rebecca Lynn Doss.