RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals delayed convicted murder Ricky Gray's execution on Friday. He can now take his appeal to the Supreme Court.
The ruling came at the same time the Virginia Attorney General's Office set a date for Tuesday in Richmond's Circuit Court to schedule Gray's execution. NBC12's legal analyst said the hearing can't happen until Gray's final appeal to the Supreme Court is decided.
Gray was sentenced to death in connection with the 2006 New Year's Day quadruple murders of the Harvey family in Richmond. In December, he petitioned to have his death penalty case reviewed by all 15 federal appeals court judges in Richmond.
The death sentence was specifically for the murders of Stella and Ruby Harvey, daughters of Bryan and Kathryn Harvey, who were also killed with the help of Ray Dandridge. A week later, Percyell Tucker, his wife Mary and their daughter, Ashley Baskerville - who was an accomplice in the Harveys' murder - were also killed.
Dandridge is serving a life sentence.
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