ATLANTA (AP) _ Attorneys for a condemned Georgia man scheduled to be put to death Tuesday have filed an emergency motion to delay the execution after he attempted suicide.
Attorneys for Brandon Joseph Rhode said in court filings Tuesday that the 31-year-old attempted to commit suicide hours before his execution was to take place.
The motion to the Georgia Supreme Court said Rhode is "incompetent'' and said going through with the execution would violate the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sharmelle Brooks said Rhode was transferred to an outside hospital Tuesday morning after an "incident'' took place but would not elaborate.
Rhode was sentenced to die in 2000 for the killings of Steven Moss, 37, his 11-year-old son Bryan and 15-year-old daughter Kristin during a burglary of their Jones County home.