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Stay of execution ordered in Quincy Allen case

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By Jackie Faye - bio | email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Convicted killer Quincy Allen was scheduled to be put to death this Friday, but Tuesday afternoon, we learned the execution won't go on as scheduled.

In 2005, Allen was convicted of murdering two people in Richland County and two others in North Carolina.

JoAnne Harr has been waiting for more than seven years to see her son's killer put to death.

"He was my only son with my husband, our only child," she said.

JoAnne looks at her sons ashes and says she hates the thought she'll never have grandkids.

"I can't look forward to seeing Jed in each of them," said JoAnne.

Jedediah Harr, know to his mother as "Jed," was only 22 when he was shot and killed by Quincy Allen.

Harr was out celebrating with a friend who just got engaged. An argument between Allen and the two turned deadly when Allen pulled out a gun.

JoAnne says not a day goes by she doesn't think about her son -- he would have turned 30 this year.

"I miss his shenanigans, sense of humor, which was kind of dry, but he would get me every now and then and it was always okay little mama just calm down," said JoAnne.

Allen's execution was originally scheduled for this Friday, but just today the attorney general's office received a stay order from the South Carolina Supreme Court. All this means more court time for Allen and more waiting for JoAnne.

"It's like the victim continues to be the victim until they day he's dead, and it's just not right," said JoAnne. "I don't have to pay for his room and board anymore, I'd rather pay my sons room and board, not his, not Quincy Allen's."

We got the word from the attorney general's office about the stay order from the Supreme Court just after four.

A date for Allen to meet with a judge has not yet been set.

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