Court Halts Alabama Death Row Inmate's Execution



The Alabama Supreme Court has halted the execution of a death row inmate set to die Thursday.

The court made the ruling to keep 37-year-old Cary Dale Grayson alive Monday.

That decision stands until further order of the court.

Grayson was convicted of the 1994 torture and murder of Vicki Lynn Deblieux.

He and three other teens picked her up at a Trussville exit on Interstate 59.

She was hitchhiking from Tennessee to Louisiana.

The teens beat and killed her, then threw her off a cliff.

But Grayson returned to the scene and mutilated her body.