Roy Lee Ward's Execution Stayed by Indiana Supreme Court

Convicted murderer Roy Lee Ward will not be executed for now. Eyewitness News' ABC affiliate WRTV in Indianapolis reports the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in Ward's favor saying the state cannot use a new combination of drugs to execute him.

Roy Lee Ward was sentenced to death in December 2002 for the rape and murder of 15-year-old Stacy Payne in Dale, Indiana. Ward was scheduled for execution in 2013 but received a stay.

In 2014, there was a nationwide shortage of one of the drugs used in the lethal injection cocktail. Indiana decided to use a different drug, which Ward challenged in court.

This week, Indiana's highest court said the state cannot use a new cocktail until the Department of Corrections changes its execution protocol.


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