USA: Further information: Last-minute stay of execution for Texas man: Anthony Haynes
On 18 October, the US Supreme Court granted a stay of execution to Anthony Haynes about two-and-a-half hours before he was scheduled to be put to death in Texas, for the murder of an off-duty police officer committed when he was 19 years old.
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