Execution Date Delayed For Roy Lee Ward

By Scott Sarvay

Roy Lee Ward

December 5, 2012 Updated Dec 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM EDT

Indiana (www.incnow.tv) - A federal judge has delayed the execution of a southern Indiana man.

Roy Lee Ward was to be put to death next Wednesday for the 2001 murder and rape of a 15-year-old Spencer County girl.

A judge granted a 90-day stay allowing his attorneys time to research and file paper work so that his conviction could be reviewed by a federal judge.

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