ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama death row inmate James Harvey Callahan faces lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday for the 1982 murder of a Jacksonville woman.
Callahan's attorneys hope the U.S. Supreme Court will halt the execution at Holman Prison near Atmore. They filed for a stay of execution Wednesday. State prosecutors say Callahan's appeals have
Callahan, now 62, was twice convicted for the Feb. 3, 1982, slaying of Rebecca Suzanne Howell, who was abducted from a coin-operated laundry. The body of the 26-year-old Jacksonville State University student was found weeks later, dumped in a creek.
Records show she died from suffocation.
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