3 Miss. convicts ask state court to delay executions that could be set for 3 consecutive days

Three men asked the Mississippi Supreme Court on Monday to stop them from being executed in June.

State Attorney General Jim Hood asked earlier this month that justices set execution dates for Henry Curtis Jackson Jr., Gary Carl Simmons Jr. and Jan Michael Brawner on June 12, 13 and 14, respectively.

Lawyers for Simmons and Brawner told the state court, in briefs filed Monday, that they should get fresh shots at proving earlier lawyers hadn’t done enough to pass legal muster. Jackson’s lawyer said he needs more time to prepare a petition asking to Gov. Phil Bryant to spare Jackson’s life.

AP
5/21/12