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Alabama extends time for executions, ends automatic review

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has changed death penalty procedures to give the prison system longer to carry out executions - a move that comes after a string of troubled lethal injections in the state…

Alabama governor seeks more time to carry out executions

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…

Marshall: Execution review should happen quickly

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…

Attorneys: 'Botched' execution caused pain and torture

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Attorneys say an Alabama inmate was "subjected to ever-escalating levels of pain and torture” during an aborted execution. Attorneys for Kenneth Eugene Smith argued the state violated the U.S. Constitution, various…

Ivey orders review of execution protocols

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is asking for a review of the state's execution process after another inmate's execution could not be completed earlier this month. Ivey requested Attorney General Steve Marshall withdraw the state's two pending motions to set execution…

Alabama fails to complete lethal injection for 3rd time

By KIM CHANDLER and JAY REEVES Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama started and then stopped another lethal injection because prison workers were unable to establish the intravenous lines needed to administer a deadly dose. The problem was the…

Alabama calls off execution after difficulties inserting IV

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has called off the scheduled execution of a man convicted in the 1988 murder-for-hire slaying of a preacher’s wife after the state had trouble establishing venous access and the state…

Alabama execution set in murder-for-hire of preacher's wife

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is preparing to execute a man convicted in the 1988 murder-for-hire slaying of a preacher’s wife. Kenneth Eugene Smith is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday. Prosecutors said Smith…

Attorneys seek information about halted execution

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Attorneys for an Alabama inmate are seeking more information about what went wrong during a recent execution attempt. Alan Miller had his lethal injection aborted in September after officials spent more…

Judge grills Alabama officials over lethal injection process

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday questioned Alabama officials about the state’s lethal injection procedures - including how many needle “pokes” are too many - after problems with vein access at the…

Alabama seeks new execution date for Miller

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Alabama is asking a court to swiftly set a new execution date for an inmate who had his lethal injection called off last month after multiple failed attempts to connect an…

Alabama sets execution date in '88 contract killing

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has set a November execution date for a man convicted in the 1988 murder-for-hire killing of a pastor’s wife. Fifty-seven-year-old Kenneth Eugene Smith is set to die at Holman Correctional…

Alabama halts execution because of time, IV access concerns

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama officials called off the lethal injection of a man convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting because of time concerns and trouble accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm…

Alabama asks appeals court to let execution go forward

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama asked a federal appeals court to let it proceed with a lethal injection this week, arguing there is no evidence the prisoner selected another execution method. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Tuesday asked the…

Alabama execution was botched, advocacy group alleges

By KIM CHANDLER 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…