Georgia delays execution for man who killed family members

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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 10:43 PM

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of a man convicted of fatally stabbing his parents and his 14-year-old sister in their suburban Atlanta home in 1993.

Andrew Grant DeYoung, 37, was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday.

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections "used his discretion" to delay DeYoung's execution until 7 p.m. on Thursday, said spokeswoman Kristen Stancil. She would not elaborate on the reasons.

(Reporting by David Beasley; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Jerry Norton)