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State responds to Willie Jerome Manning motion

Willie Jerome Manning (Mississippi Department of Corrections, WTVA)
Willie Jerome Manning (Mississippi Department of Corrections, WTVA)
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Updated: 5/07/2013 8:12 am
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the Mississippi Supreme Court should dismiss the latest attempt by Willie Jerome Manning's lawyers to have his Tuesday night execution delayed.

In the filing Monday afternoon, Hood says there is no new evidence in the latest filing that warrants a delay.

Monday morning, the counsel for Willie Jerome Manning filed at the Mississippi Supreme Court a motion to stay execution and set aside convictions.
They also filed a second motion for leave to file successive petition for post-conviction relief and motions in the alternative for other forms of relief.

Manning has been moved from death row at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman to a holding cell at the prison.

Manning is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m.

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