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.

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