Court stays Castillo execution |

Court stays Castillo execution

Appeal Capitol Bureau

The Nevada Supreme Court has issued a stay calling a halt to tonight’s scheduled execution of William Castillo.

The stay was signed by all seven members of the court following a 90 minute hearing in which the ACLU argued it would be improper for Nevada to allow an exeuction by lethal injection when the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether that form of death might be unconstitutionally cruel.