Alabama Inmate Whose Execution Has Been Delayed 7 Times Scheduled to Be Put to Death

 

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"Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur — called the "Houdini" of death row by some after he got seven prior execution dates postponed — is scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening. Arthur, 75, was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. The twisting legal saga over the years has involved three trials, a jail escape and a lengthy court battle by Arthur's pro bono legal team challenging the humaneness of lethal injection." Link after the flip

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Arkansas Carries Out First Execution Since 2005

Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee, the state's first inmate put to death in more than a decade. Lee, 51, was administered the lethal injection at 11:44 p.m. local time on Thursday (12:44 a.m. ET). He was pronounced dead 12 minutes later. More after the flip.

 

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"Arkansas Again Faces Two Legal Roadblocks Day Ahead of Execution"

 

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"The state Supreme Court blocked one inmate's execution scheduled for Thursday, and a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge ruled that Arkansas is not allowed to use one of its lethal injection drugs — the paralytic vecuronium bromide — effectively blocking all of the scheduled executions." Link to the article after the flip. 

 

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