Alabama governor seeks more time to carry out executions

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By KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday said she wants to give the state more time to carry out executions after a series of failed lethal injections. The Republican governor sent a letter to the Alabama Supreme Court asking justices to alter a longstanding rule that limits its execution warrants to a single date. It is the first change requested by Ivey after announcing a “top-to-bottom” review of execution procedures. Alabama prison officials called off two recent lethal injections after last-minute legal appeals and difficulties by the execution team in connecting an IV line to the inmate.

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12/12/2022 3:44:06 PM (GMT -6:00)

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