Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was politically embarrassed yesterday (10FEB04) - after the Supreme Court overruled his decision to execute a convicted killer.

The TERMINATOR star had ordered guards to administer a lethal injection to Kevin Cooper, who was convicted of murdering a mother, father, daughter and the daughter's friend in 1983.

However, just eight hours before his scheduled execution, the LOS ANGELES SUPREME COURT granted a stay of execution and requested the evidence against Cooper - which Arnie described as "overwhelming" - is looked over again.

The only survivor from the gruesome murders says it was four men, not one, who carried out the murders, and that none of them, unlike Cooper, were black.

11/02/2004 13:49