Judge grants stay of execution for convicted murderer
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A stay of execution has been granted for a Baton Rouge man convicted of double murder.
The judge granted the temporary order Wednesday for Todd Wessinger.
A jury convicted Wessinger in 1997 for the murders of his co-workers, Stephanie Guzzardo and David Breakwell, at the now-closed Calendar's restaurant.
Wessinger's execution was scheduled to happen on May 9.
Earlier in the month, Wessinger asked a federal judge to reconsider his request for a new trial.
There has been no word on when the judge will rule on a permanent stay of execution.