The Supreme Court order in Tucker v. Ferguson is available in Adobe. pdf format.
"Supreme Court stays Fla. inmate's execution," is the UPI report.
The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday stayed the execution of a mentally ill inmate on Florida's death row who earlier ate what was to be his last meal.
John Errol Ferguson, 64, had been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. EDT at Florida State Prison in Starke, where he has been on death row for more than three decades for murdering eight people. That deadline passed without the sentence being carried out as corrections officials awaited word on a last-ditch appeal filed at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
The appeals court blocked the execution before 9 p.m., and the Supreme Court upheld the stay shortly before midnight, CNN reported.