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Execution halted for injection review
From correspondents in Washington - January 26, 2006

THE US Supreme Court today stopped the planned execution of Florida death row inmate Clarence Hill after his lawyers appealed saying that the chemicals to be used were inhumane.

Hill, who had originally been due to be put to death yesterday with a lethal injection, won an 11th hour delay after his lawyers petitioned the Supreme Court arguing that his death would be cruel and inhumane under the US constitution.

A single Supreme Court justice temporarily halted yesterday's execution and this was confirmed by the full court overnight so that it could review the case.

Hill's lawyers based their argument on the combination of lethal chemicals to be used by the southern state in the execution.

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