Legal Challenges Continue to Slow Alabama Executions


By Alabama News Network

Andrew Lackey's execution late last month was the first in Alabama since 2011, when the state had six executions.

Andrew Lackey died by lethal injection at Holman Prison in Atmore in late July for the 2005 shooting and beating death of an 80-year-old Limestone County man.

Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw says executions have slowed because of challenges to the way Alabama conducts executions.

Attorneys say courts allowed Lackey's execution to proceed mainly because he had dropped his appeals.

 They say they expect legal challenges to continue to slow the overall pace of Alabama executions

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