Reeves' execution won't take place Wednesday

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Convicted child killer Jason Manuel Reeves will not die on Wednesday as planned.

In May, Judge Michael Canaday signed the execution warrant for Jason Reeves to be put to death on Aug. 15.

Reeves was sentenced to death in late 2004 for the brutal murder of 4-year-old Mary Jean Thigpen of Moss Bluff.

However, Reeves' execution was reportedly stayed to allow more time for appeals.

A new execution date has not been set.

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