Alabama execution was botched, advocacy group alleges

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Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An anti-death penalty group says Alabama corrections officials apparently botched a man’s execution last month.

The group cites the length of time that passed before Joe Nathan James Jr. received a lethal injection and a private autopsy indicating his arm was cut to find a vein.

James was put to death July 28 at an Alabama prison for the 1994 shooting death of his former girlfriend.

The execution was carried out more than three hours after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for a stay.

State officials have acknowledged that the execution was delayed because it took them time to find a vein.

They have declined to comment on the allegations.

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8/30/2022 2:33:16 PM (GMT -5:00)

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