GA Supreme Court issues stay on man's lethal injection in 1994 murder case

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

Ray Jefferson Cromartie will dine on steak, lobster, macaroni and cheese, cube steak, rice and gravy, steak and cheese sandwich, double cheeseburger, fries, a side of ranch dressing, strawberry milkshake and a layered cake with white icing. (Source: GADOC)

ATLANTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Georgia's Supreme Court issued a stay of execution for a man sentenced to death in a 1994 murder case.

Ray Jefferson Cromartie was scheduled to lethal injection on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The order states that the motion to stay the pending execution order “is provisionally granted until further order of this Court to the extent that a stay is necessary at all in the light of the arguable voidness of the pending execution order.”

But with the Supreme Court's stay issued, Cromartie's sentence will not be carried out at this time.

Cromartie was convicted of killing Richard Slysz in Thomas County.