Marshall: Execution review should happen quickly

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By KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says a state review of execution procedures should take place quickly so death sentences can move forward.

Marshall told reporters Monday that he doesn’t object to the review announced last month by Gov. Kay Ivey, but that it should be done swiftly.

Ivey last month ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection because of trouble obtaining venous access.

Ivey’s call for a review followed the uncompleted execution last month of Kenneth Eugene Smith.

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12/5/2022 5:20:55 PM (GMT -6:00)

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