High Court Refuses to Lift Stay of Ala. Execution

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama death row inmate who had been
scheduled for lethal injection next week has won a U.S. Supreme
ruling that leaves in place a stay of the execution

The high court on Friday turned back a request by Alabama's
attorney general to lift the stay that had been granted for 61-year-old Phillip Hallford.

Hallford was convicted in Dale County for the 1986 shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter's boyfriend, 16-year-old Charles Eddie Shannon.

He has been on death row at Holman Prison for about 22 years.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by joe Location: enterprise on Mar 15, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    What was their reason for not lifting it? Wouldn't tha be part of the story needed most? vagaries aside, i think the man needs to be executed. The system worked, he was found guilty and this is his sentence. he was allowed to live over 20 years than his victim. that was a gift he didn't deserve.
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