JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi death row inmate has told a judge he wants to continue appealing his case. This is a reversal from what 46-year-old Blayde Nathaniel Grayson said months ago.

Blayde Grayson (Courtesy: MDOC)

In December, he had asked the state to set a date for his lethal injection.

Judge Kathy King Jackson Grayson issued an order Monday noting the current wishes of the inmate. She said Grayson told her under oath Thursday that he wants to continue his appeals. Grayson has been on death row since 1997 after being convicted of killing a woman during a home burglary the previous year. Mississippi’s last execution was in November.