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Court Again Denies State Inmate's Request to Hasten Execution

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has again denied a death row inmate's request for his immediate execution. As the court did in a similar order last month, it noted that Terrick Nooner's federal lawsuit challenging the way Arkansas executes prisoners is still pending. Over the past three months, Nooner has tried to get out of the lawsuit and has asked the state Supreme Court to order his execution.

Nooner was convicted and sentenced to death for the March 1993 robbery and murder of 22-year-old Scot Stobaugh at a Little Rock laundromat. Stobaugh was a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Nooner filed the federal lawsuit last year, saying that lethal injection is unconstitutionally cruel and should be banned.

Lawsuits nationwide claim that injecting prisoners with chemicals leave inmates in pain before they die.

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