COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Supreme Court has delayed a condemned killer's execution to allow time for him to be treated for mental illness.
The court's decision Monday means Abdul Awkal is now months or even years away from execution after coming within a few hours of dying by lethal injection June 6.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Stuart Friedman ruled last week that Awkal is too mentally ill to be put to death, citing Awkal's belief that the CIA is orchestrating his execution.
Awkal was sentenced to die for shooting his estranged wife and his brother-in-law in a county courtroom in 1992.
He was set for execution Wednesday.
The Associated Press