Thomas Clyde Bowling Jr. (T.C.) was scheduled to be executed by the State of Kentucky on Tuesday, November 30th. However, two separate courts stayed his execution today. A state district court judge stayed T.C.'s execution based on a finding that the state must examine its methods of execution before executing another inmate. Later in the day, the Kentucky Supreme Court stayed the execution to allow itself time to draft an opinion regarding whether the state is barred from executing T.C. because he may be mentally retarded.
This is good news for T.C. and his family. He will have much to be thankful this Thanksgiving day. With any hope, the governor will never get to issue another death warrant.
Bowling execution halted by 2 courts