Execution Stay Denied for Condemned Inmate

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas death row inmate Terrick Nooner's attempt to stay his execution scheduled later this month has been rejected by the state Supreme Court.

The court denied Nooner's request to stay his September 18 execution and his request to hold an emergency hearing on a motion to disqualify all justices from his procedings.  In the order, justices referred to the content of Nooner's motion as "somewhat unclear."

Governor Beebe in July set an execution date for Nooner, convicted for shooting a UALR student seven times during a 1993 robbery.  The Arkansas Board of Parole last month rejected Nooner's plea for clemency.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)