Governor Tim Kaine is expected to rule on a clemency request this week for a death row inmate scheduled to be executed on Friday.
Percy Walton was sentenced to death for the 1997 slayings of three people in Danville.
Lawyers say Walton has no idea about his fate because he is mentally incompetent.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1986 that it's unconstitutional to execute people who are insane.
Walton didn't get a competency hearing before his death sentence, and a debate has raged for nearly a decade over whether he understands the punishment he's facing.
He once told a psychiatrist that he planned to go to Burger King after his execution.