Alabama executed a man on Friday for the 2001 beating death of a woman as the state resumed lethal injections after failed executions prompted the governor to order an internal review of procedures.
Former Gov. Don Siegelman and former Gov. Robert Bentley say they are troubled by the state’s death penalty system
A federal appeals court on Friday said Alabama cannot execute a man with an IQ in the 70s, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that he is intellectually disabled and that his death sentence is unconstitutional.
Alabama has changed death penalty procedures to give the prison system more time to carry out executions.
Gov. Kay Ivey is ordering a top-to-bottom review of the state’s execution protocol after three failed lethal injections.
A federal judge dismissed an inmate’s claim seeking to block his upcoming execution in Alabama because of reported problems at a recent lethal injection.
The State of Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to let it proceed with a lethal injection this week, arguing there is no evidence to corroborate the prisoner’s claim that he selected another execution method.
A federal judge has blocked Alabama from executing an inmate who says the state lost his paperwork requesting an alternative to lethal injection.
Alabama could be ready to use a new, untried execution method called nitrogen hypoxia to carry out a death sentence later this month, a state attorney told a federal judge Monday.
The state asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an Alabama inmate who is trying to halt his lethal injection later this month by arguing officials lost paperwork in which he selected an alternate execution method.