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Alabama Supreme Court opens window to carry out death sentences after string of troubled executions
Gov. Kay Ivey requested additional time for executions following two botched attempts at the end of 2022
(FOX) After a trio of troubled executions by lethal injection in Alabama, the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of a request from Gov. Kay Ivey, R, asking that the prison system have more time to carry out death sentences. It also eliminated automatic review for trial errors in death penalty cases.
Alabama’s highest court announced the changes to appellate procedure last Friday. The 6-3 ruling abolished the previous requirement that all executions be completed within one day, with the death warrant expiring at midnight, granting the governor power to set the window of time for the execution.
The divided court also eliminated an automatic “plain error review,” which is…Alabama Supreme Court opens window to carry out death sentences after string of troubled executions | Fox News