Willie Smith Scheduled for Execution Thursday Night

Alabama Execution

FILE-This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Willie B. Smith III. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)

Willie B. Smith III is facing his second execution date this year for the killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery.

Smith is set to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening for the 1991 slaying.

The 52-year-old inmate was convicted of kidnapping and murdering 22-year-old Sharma Ruth Johnson in Birmingham.

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the state from executing Smith last Feb. 11 because he wasn’t allowed his pastor at his side.

Smith’s attorneys have urged the courts to block lethal injection plans, saying Smith’s intellectual disability prevented him from understanding paperwork in selecting an execution method.

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