The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) will conduct the execution of Casey A. McWhorter, who was sentenced to death for a 1993 murder, on November 16.
According to the ADOC, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order for the ADOC to carry out McWhorter’s execution at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.
Gov. Kay Ivey set a 30-hour time frame for the execution, beginning at midnight. This means ADOC officials will have until 6:00 a.m. the next day to complete the execution. This could change, the ADOC said, “based on the conclusion of the required legal proceedings.”
Due to a new law, execution warrants can be issued for a specific period of time rather than simply being confined to a single day. Formerly, if an execution didn’t occur by the end of the day, it had to be delayed.
According to reports, McWhorter attempted to appeal his sentence multiple times but never succeeded. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review his case in 2021.
He has been on Death Row since 1994 when a jury voted 10-2 to sentence him to death.
McWhorter was convicted of shooting Edward Lee Williams in 1993, which he planned to kill along with Willaims’ son and another teen. At the time, McWhorter was only 18.
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