Lawyers for Alabama Man Set To Be Executed Ask For Stay of Execution

-Madison-0030-jpg.jpgAttorneys for one of Alabama's longest serving death row inmates, Vernon Madison, 65, say he should not be executed because he suffers from dementia, and several strokes have caused significant mental decline, including memory loss and a "profound level of disorientation and confusion." Attorneys from the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative filed the emergency stay request Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Alabama. The state attorney general's office must file a response by Monday.

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