NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A death row inmate is asking for a stay of execution two days after a federal judge found Tennessee's method for lethal injection is unconstitutional.
Edward Jerome Harbison was scheduled for execution next week before the decision by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger (TRAW-ger) cast doubt on whether Tennessee could give any more lethal injections.
But she didn't grant Harbison a stay. Now Harbison is seeking to make sure that his scheduled execution is called off while the merits of the lethal injection three-drug cocktail work through the courts.
Harbison was sentenced to death for the beating death of an elderly woman during a burglary in 1983.