Alabama seeks pause in executions after third failed lethal injection

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2022
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Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system on Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection.

Ivey’s office issued a statement saying she had both asked the attorney general, Steve Marshall, to withdraw motions seeking execution dates for two inmates and requested that the department of corrections undertake a full review of the state’s execution process.

Ivey also requested that Marshall not seek additional execution dates for any other death row inmates until the review is complete....

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