How many stays or delays can a death row inmate get?

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Georgia death row inmate Warren Lee Hill has been granted another stay of execution just before he was scheduled to be put to death for the killing of a fellow inmate in the 1990's, but is there a limit to how many times an execution can be postponed?

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards says the inmate's lawyer has the ability to be granted a stay or delay as much as they see fit if the judge finds their argument reasonable.

Edwards says in order for the execution to be turned over completely, however the legal team would need to get the case in the appellate court to try and overturn the jury death penalty ruling.

If an appellate judge finds enough sufficient evidence against the original ruling, they can appeal the death penalty and reissue another sentence.

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