In the hours just prior to Daniel Basile’s execution, a previously unknown, possible alibi witness came forward, prompting Governor Hold to stay the execution. There is apparantly no mention of this person in police records or court actions to date. Governor Holden’s office issued a news release at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday morning saying since this was a life or death matter he was staying the execution to give Basili’s attorneys time to respond to the new information. Corrections Department officials at Potosi say that if the execution does take place today, it will not be before 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.
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