Listen: Supreme Court stays Texas execution to allow for Buddhist adviser
"Because about eleven hours stay from the US supreme court. There was no execution in Huntsville last night KRLD's Kurt Lewis explains. At the last minute. The US supreme court ordered a halt to the execution of Patrick Murphy. One of the Texas seven gang members who killed an Irving police officer nearly twenty years ago. Murphy demanded that a Buddhist priest be allowed in the death chamber, but the Texas Department of criminal Justice turned him down the high court intervened. Saying that was in the words of Justice Brett cavenaugh, an instance of denominational discrimination since Christian and Muslim spiritual advisers are allowed in the execution chamber TD CJ nixed Murphy's request because the department has no Buddhist monk on staff for security reasons. The department allows only official TD CJ employees in the room. With the condemned"