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Attorney: Execution delayed for Ga. inmate

By GREG BLUESTEIN
Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - An attorney for a Georgia death row inmate says Wednesday's scheduled execution has been delayed.

Attorney Brian Kammer says a stay has been granted for Marcus Ray Johnson, who was convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of Angela Sizemore.

Authorities say the Albany woman was stabbed to death 41 times shortly after the two met at an Albany nightclub.

The two were seen kissing at the club and left together. Hours later, a man walking his dog found Sizemore's body in her SUV.

Johnson's attorneys say there are "troubling inconsistencies" in the state's evidence, which they say hinges on unreliable eyewitness testimony.

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