AP distributes, "Analysis: State may be on execution hiatus," by Jack Elliott Jr. It's via the Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald.
Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.
No Mississippi death row appeals are pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, he said.
"We usually make predictions on timing based on cases pending before that court," Hood told The Associated Press this past week.
"There is no way to really know an exact timeline on any of these type cases," he said. "They are all making their way through the system at various paces. We have some nearing the end of their normal track of appeals, but there is just no way to know when we might have a case that would warrant the filing of a motion to set an execution date."
The article notes that 60 people are on on the state's death row.
"Willie Manning death row case conviction back before Mississippi Supreme Court," is also from Associated Press. It's via the Mississippi Press.
A Mississippi death row inmate is back before the state's high court to challenge the evidence and his lawyer's performance during his trial in the slayings of two elderly women.
Willie Jerome Manning is appealing an Oktibbeha County judge's denial of his post-conviction challenges related to evidence in his trial and his lawyer's performance. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Oct. 27 in Jackson.
Earlier coverage from Mississippi begins at the link.