Judges Denies Execution Stay Request

Oct 23, 2012

A federal judge won't stay the execution of a confessed child killer who's scheduled to die next week. A woman who knows death row inmate Donald Moeller filed paperwork Friday asking the district court to delay the execution and examine Moeller's compentency.

Earlier this month, Donald Moeller asked a federal judge to throw out the only appeal that could have delayed his execution. The judge granted his request.

Just more than a week before his lethal injection, though, a woman claiming to be Moeller's friend filed paperwork requesting a stay of execution. Tuesday Judge Lawrence Piersol denied that motion.

Donald Moeller's lethal injection is set for sometime next week and could happen as early as Sunday.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Notice of Appeal has been filed on Moeller's behalf with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Moeller himself reiterated in federal court Monday that he does not want to delay his lethal injection.