2nd Alabama death row inmate dies of liver ailment

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Death row inmate Richard Eugene Gaddy, who was convicted in the 1989 stabbing death of a Birmingham teacher, has died from liver disease a little over a week after the disease claimed another condemned killer.

Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett said the 47-year-old Gaddy died about 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the Holman prison infirmary.

Gaddy was sentenced to death for the Dec. 9, 1989, killing of Huffman High School teacher James Caldwell in Birmingham. He spent more than 17 years on death row.

On Feb. 10, liver disease was cited in the death of 53-year-old Stephen Pilley. He had been on death row at Holman since 1997 for killing five people during a robbery at the Changing Times Lounge in Birmingham in 1994.

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  • by joe Location: enterprise on Feb 22, 2009 at 04:10 AM
    what the hell does someone have to do to get executed in this state? Killing 5 people isn't enough? to hell with these murderers. they should not be rewarded with life or medical care when they get sick. They should have a DNR order- so if they get the flu or worse, they die from it. it is death row for a reason: You go there to die.
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