The Ohio Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for a Youngstown man on Ohio's Death Row for murdering a woman.

The justices on Thursday granted a motion from Willie G. Wilks to stay his May 18, 2022 execution date until all of his appeals are exhausted.

Wilks was sentenced to death for the May 2013 murder of 20-year-old Ororo Wilkins and attempted murder of Alexander Morales, Jr.

According to police, Ororo Wilkins was sitting on the front porch of her brother's Park Avenue house with her infant on the afternoon of May 21, 2013.

Morales said he was holding Wilkins' baby when a man with an "AK" approached the porch and asked where he could find Ororo's brother.

Morales says as he turned to go into the house the man shot him, causing Morales to fall.

Ororo tried to grab the infant, Morales said, and the man shot her once in the head, killing her.

Ororo's brother, William Wilkins, Jr., testified he was looking out of a second-floor window and saw two people in the front seat of the car. He said Wilks Jr. was standing next to the car with "a large gun, like some kind of rifle."

Wilkins testified that earlier in the day, he and Wilks had argued during a phone conversation.

Police arrested Wilks, and the jury found him guilty of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, and five other charges.

The attorney for Wilks filed a motion in the Ohio Supreme Court saying that a petition for post-conviction relief filed five years ago has yet to be ruled upon in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Wilks is seeking to overturn his convictions and death sentence, arguing that the evidence wasn't sufficient for a jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

He also claimed that no forensic or scientific evidence, including DNA or ballistics, linked him to the crimes and that the murder weapon was never recovered.