The Latest: Parole board stays execution set for Thursday

May 3, 2018 12:42 AM

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The Georgia parole board has issued a stay for a condemned inmate who was scheduled to be executed Thursday.

Robert Earl Butts Jr. was scheduled to die Thursday evening at the state prison in Jackson. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday evening issued a stay of up to 90 days to further consider the case.

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