Ore. Supreme Court blocks planned execution

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court has blocked a planned execution in Oregon until there's more consideration of the inmate's mental competence.

The court agreed with a filing by the Oregon Capital Resource Center, which said a neuropsychologist found Gary Haugen incompetent. Haugen's execution was set for Aug. 16. He had asked that appeals be ended.