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The U.S. Supreme Court has Lifted the Federal Stay on the Execution of Darold Stenson

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted the federal stay on the execution of Darold Ray Stenson at the Washington state Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

Justices said Wednesday the delay was not warranted.

Stenson's execution remains on hold by a state court order. It had been scheduled for Wednesday, but the state Department of Corrections said Monday that a new date will not be set for at least 90 days.

Stenson was sentenced to die for killing his wife and business partner in 1993 at his exotic bird farm in Clallam County.

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