Amarillo Convicted Killer Gets Stay of Execution

An Amarillo man convicted of murdering three teens will not be executed yet. A federal appeals court put a stop to his scheduled execution late this afternoon.

Prosecutors say John Lezell Balentine shot a 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds in the head while they were sleeping back in 1998.

He has been on death row for the last ten years.

The Texas Attorney General's office is appealing today's decision with an even higher court.