A white supremacist is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday night after a Georgia judge corrected a legal glitch that had delayed the execution.
The Georgia Department of Corrections rescheduled the execution for 7 p.m.
William Mark Mize was convicted of killing one of his own
followers. He was scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the 1994 murder of Eddie Tucker, who was shot to death after he failed to burn down what Mize considered to be a crack house in Athens.
The Georgia Supreme Court issued a stay Tuesday. The court held that Chief Judge Lawton Stephens of the Western Judicial Circuit had denied Mize’s request for a hearing, but did not rule on the motion.
Mize denied the motion late Tuesday afternoon. The top court’s stay expires 24 hours after Stephens’ new ruling.