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Federal Judge Orders Stay of Execution For Oklahoma Inmate

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A day before he was to be executed for the 1986 murder of his children's mother, Garry Allen has been granted a stay by a federal judge.

The judge in Oklahoma City made the decision Wednesday. Allen, now 56 years old, pleaded guilty to capital murder for the murder of 24-year-old Gail Titsworth, with whom he had children.

Titsworth was gunned down outside a day care in November 1986, just days after she had moved away from Allen.

Allen was shot in the head after an officer confronted him while trying to make an arrest.

Allen was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but found sane by a jury, which sentenced him to die by lethal injection. The state Pardon and Parole Board voted to commute his sentence to life in prison in 2005, but Governor Mary Fallin decided to allow the execution to proceed.

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