The State of Alabama called off the scheduled execution of a man convicted in the 1988 murder-for-hire slaying of a preacher’s wife after the state had trouble establishing venous access.
An anti-death penalty group claims Alabama corrections officials botched an inmate’s execution last month.
An Alabama inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend in Birmingham decades ago was executed Thursday night despite pleas from the victim’s family to spare his life.
A man is scheduled to be executed for killing a woman in Birmingham, but the woman’s daughters and their uncle want him to live.
Matthew Reeves was convicted of killing Willie Johnson with a shotgun inside a pickup truck during a robbery.
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.
Alabama is seeking a new execution date for an inmate who was spared last week when the clock struck midnight before a divided U.S. Supreme Court said the lethal injection could proceed. The state has asked the Alabama Supreme Court to schedule an execution for 46-year-old Christopher Lee Price. A federal judge postponed Price’s lethal injection last week. The high…
A Muslim inmate who complained in a legal challenge that Alabama wouldn’t let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber has been put to death after the nation’s highest court cleared the way. Authorities say 42-year-old Dominique Ray was pronounced dead Thursday night of a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore. Ray’s attorneys had challenged…