The Arkansas Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution in the case of Marcel Wayne Williams, who was scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on 12 July.
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The governor of Florida has signed a death warrant for Askari Abdullah Muhammad, a 62-year-old man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
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