Attorneys for a convicted killer Todd Wessinger, who is scheduled to be executed May 9 for the 1995 slaying of 2 workers at a now-closed Baton Rouge restaurant, has asked a federal judge to reconsider his recent denial for a new trial or sentencing.
The Advocate reports Todd Wessinger's attorneys also asked that his execution be stayed.
Wessinger's attorneys want U.S. District Judge James Brady to hold an evidentiary hearing on Wessinger's federal constitutional claims. The attorneys argued that Brady issued his ruling Feb. 22 without ever holding such a hearing.
Wessinger, a former dishwasher at the restaurant, was found guilty and sentenced to die by lethal injection for fatally shooting 27-year-old Stephanie Guzzardo and 46-year-old David Breakwel on Nov. 19, 1995.
(source: Associated Press)