Pictures show killer spared at the gallows

This picture provided by ISNA, an semi-official news agency, taken on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 shows a blindfolded Iranian man Bilal being prepared to be hanged in public in the northern city of Nour, Iran. Bilal, who was convicted of killing Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, was pardoned by the victim's family moments before being executed. (AP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi)
April 18, 2014 6:41:25 AM PDT