The US Supreme Court has granted a temporary stay of execution for an 83 year old man on death row.
Following an appeal submitted by his lawyers, Walter Moody who is currently on death row in an Alabama prison, will at least be given a further few days as his request is reviewed.
Moody who was set to become the oldest man ever to be executed in the US, has been behind bars for more than 20 years after he was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of US judge Robert Vance in December 1989.
It is alleged Moody who has always maintained his innocence, mailed a bomb to the judge that ultimately resulted in his death.
He was also found guilty of planting another explosive that resulted in the death of civil rights lawyer Robert Robinson two days later.
Moody who was scheduled to be executed at 6pm (12am Irish time), was given the stay of execution after his devoted lawyers filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court.