Alabama execution set despite opposition from victim’s kin
By KIM CHANDLER
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is set to execute a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend decades ago, despite a request from the victim’s two daughters to spare the man’s life. Joe Nathan James Jr. is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday night at a south Alabama prison. He was convicted of the 1994 shooting death of 26-year-old Faith Hall and sentenced to death. Hall’s daughters say they’ve forgiven James and would rather he serve life in prison. But Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declined to intervene, and the state attorney general advised an execution would ensure justice was carried out. The daughters were 3 and 6 when their mother was killed.
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7/28/2022 12:56:19 AM (GMT -5:00)