Supreme Court considers Alabama’s bid to allow execution
By JAY REEVES
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to let the state of Alabama execute an inmate who contends an intellectual disability combined with the state’s inattention cost him a chance to avoid lethal injection and choose a new method. The Alabama attorney general’s office asked the justices to lift a lower court order that blocked prison workers from executing Matthew Reeves. He was convicted of killing a driver who gave him a ride in 1996. The state is preparing to execute Reeves on Thursday night if the Supreme Court allows it. Reeves claims the state failed to help him understand a form that would’ve let him choose a new execution method involving nitrogen.
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1/27/2022 8:37:47 AM (GMT -6:00)