I'm genuinely curious when those countries who still use the death penalty will finally enter the 21st century, like the rest of the world.
Also, 17 years and all of a sudden there is new evidence?
You hear about this a lot, all over the world, that weeks before somebody is being executed, new evidence is found or people suddenly start to spring into action. I remember Australia and the Netherlands both got their knickers in a twist when Indonesia was going to execute some drug runners. They started to be upset, a few days before the execution, while the men had been in prison for at least half a year.
Why not take action immediately? Why wait till the last minute.
If this guy is innocent though, I hope they release him and pay him a hefty deal of money. If he is still found guilty, for the love of God put him in prison for the rest of his life. The death penalty is such a medieval tool. What's the thinking behind it anyway?