Death Penalty

Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor said the only inmate on Alabama's death row who claimed to be mentally retarded should still be put to death despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pryor said Glenn Holladay, whose June 22, 2001 execution date was put on hold by the Supreme Court pending Thursday's ruling, is not mentally retarded and should be put to death.

The 51-year-old Holladay was convicted by a jury in Etowah County for killing his ex-wife, her boyfriend and a 16-year-old neighbor boy in 1986.

Pryor warned that the court system would need to be on guard against people pretending to be retarded to avoid execution.

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