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Alabama sets lethal injection date for death row inmate who killed couple in 2004

Floyd and Vera Hill, an elderly couple, were inside their Marion County home in 2004 when they were brutally attacked, leading to their deaths.

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'Alabama’s judicial system sucks': Son of murder victim wants justice to be served

The State of Alabama is preparing to execute Kenneth Eugene Smith on Thursday. If successful, it will be the first death by nitrogen hypoxia in the United States.

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UN calls on Alabama to halt nitrogen gas execution: ‘Could amount to torture’

The United Nations Human Rights office released a statement urging Alabama to halt the nitrogen hypoxia execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith.

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Democrat Jefferson County judge convicted of ethics violations resigns after receiving two suspensions since 2021

A Jefferson County Circuit judge who was convicted of violating ethics rules last year submitted her resignation on Tuesday.

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Death penalty for man who shot, killed Moody Police officer in 2020

The man convicted in the shooting death of Moody Police Lt. Stephen Williams in 2020 was sentenced to death Wednesday.

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Death penalty possible for suspect in kidnapping and murder of three-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney

A suspect in the gruesome 2019 death of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney has been denied a motion to throw out the death penalty.

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Former soldier faces death penalty after capital murder conviction of Auburn police officer

A former soldier was found guilty of capital murder in the May 19, 2019 killing of Auburn Police officer William Buechner. Grady Wilkes, 33, now faces the death penalty.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects petition by female death row inmate accused of poisoning children

A woman sentenced to death in the killings of two children lost her petition to the United States Supreme Court.

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Airgas: Death penalty ‘not consistent’ with company values, will not supply gas for Alabama executions

A prominent Pennsylvania-based gas supplier says it won’t be helping the Alabama Department of Corrections execute death-row inmates by nitrogen hypoxia.

Alabama Supreme Court changes rule to allow Ivey to set timeframe for execution warrants

The Alabama Supreme Court brought about a rule change on Thursday that will allow the governor to set a time frame for execution warrants in the state. 

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Ivey petitions Alabama Supreme Court for rule change regarding executions

Governor Kay Ivey has officially requested an amendment to Alabama’s legal code to allow the Alabama Department of Corrections commissioner to designate a new execution date in the event of a court-ordered stay.  

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AG Marshall: No moratorium on capital punishment in Alabama — Condemns those sympathizing with killers

Alabama Attorney General (AG) Steve Marshall is letting Alabamians know there is no moratorium on executions in the state during the investigation into the Alabama Department of Investigations’ (ADOC) execution process.

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Attorneys claim Kenneth Eugene Smith suffered 'pain and torture' in botched execution

The drama surrounding Alabama’s ongoing issues with the death penalty continues to unfold, as lawyers for the most recently failed execution describe “torture” in the botched attempt.

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Federal Judge dismisses suit of murder-for-hire convict, execution to proceed in November

A federal judge has thrown out the lawsuit of an Alabama man convicted in a 1988 murder-for-hire.

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Matt Clark: Time to make executions simpler

Alabama should consider another solution that’s cheaper and takes away a lot of these complications: execution by firing squad. 

State attempts to move forward lethal injection of Alabama man after injuction from federal judge

The state of Alabama has asked a federal appeals court to allow the lethal injection of an Alabama man that was previously blocked by a federal judge.

Federal judge rules Alabama must clarify 'vague' language to perform nitrogen hypoxia execution method

A federal judge has ruled that Alabama must clarify “vague” language on its ability to perform an execution by nitrogen hypoxia.

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Juandalynn Givan asks for a stay of execution for Joe James

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan filed a request for a stay of execution for Joe James citing the victim's family's opposition to the death penalty.

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Convicted Alabama triple murderer set to be executed in September

The Alabama Supreme Court has scheduled the execution of a man convicted of killing three men in a workplace shooting rampage more than two decades ago.

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Alabama to see second execution of the year

The Alabama Supreme Court has scheduled the state’s second execution of the year for a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her home.

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Patricia Salter Jamieson says that she is the servant leader that Alabama needs as governor

“To be a good leader you must first be a servant. I have been a servant leader for years, though I am not a politician.”

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Death row inmate to re-select method of execution

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Alabama death row inmate Matthew Reeves will be able to re-select his method of execution....

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EU calls for Gov. Ivey to stay execution of death row inmate

The European Union (EU) has sent a public letter to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey asking for a stay of execution for Alabama death row inmate,...

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Alabama could see first execution by nitrogen suffocation

Alabama could see its first execution by nitrogen suffocation in the next few months.   The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard...