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Miss. inmate asks US high court to stop execution

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Edwin Hart Turner are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block next week's scheduled execution on the argument that he's mentally ill.

The lawyers also have petitions in federal court in Jackson, Miss., where a hearing was scheduled later Friday.

The petition with the Supreme Court was filed Thursday. It says "Turner suffers from an inherited and chronic mental illness" that impaired his ability to understand right and wrong and the consequences of his actions.

Turner was convicted in the 1995 deaths of two Carroll County men killed during robberies.

His execution is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The legal filings in U.S. District Court in Jackson argue that correction officials didn't allow Turner to havMiss. inmate asks US high court to stop execution

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