White Supremacist Gets Stay of Execution

Published April 29, 2009

White supremacist William Mark Mize, who was scheduled to be put to death Tuesday, was spared – at least temporarily – because of a court technicality.

The 52-year-old Georgia inmate, condemned 15 years ago for murdering a White man who failed an initiation task, was granted the stay of execution because Superior Court Judge Lawton Stephens, who is overseeing the appeal, failed to rule on Mize’s motion for a new trial.

The stay has since dissolved, now that Stephens has issued a proper order denying the appeal.

Mize, a leader of the National Vastilian Aryan Party, killed Eddie Tucker after he refused Mize’s order to burn down a crack house as part of an initiation.

Written by BET.com Staff

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