The Arizona Supreme Court has postponed a death-row inmate's execution that was set for Wednesday.

The court granted a stay for Samuel Villegas Lopez late Tuesday and rescheduled his execution for June 27.

A trial judge ruled Monday that Lopez is entitled to a hearing on whether he was denied a chance for a fair clemency hearing.

The Supreme Court's order says rescheduling the execution for June resolves the issue.

Prosecutors say Lopez's defense team declined to participate when a clemency hearing was to be held and that any alleged flaws in the board's makeup are minor and don't prevent it from doing its job.

Lopez faces execution for the 1986 murder of a Phoenix woman.