ALABAMA SET TO EXECUTE INMATE IN KILLING OF 3 OFFICERS

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By KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is set to execute an inmate for the slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected drug house in 2004.

The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday evening rejected the 11th-hour appeals of inmate Nathaniel Woods. It had issued a temporary stay of execution earlier in the evening to allow it time to review his request.

Woods and co-defendant Kerry Spencer were sentenced to death in the slayings of the three Birmingham officers. Evidence showed Spencer shot the men. Prosecutors say Woods helped set up an ambush.

No execution date has been set for Spencer.

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