By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An Alabama man who busted out of the Barbour County, Ala., jail 16 years ago and fatally shot a police officer and another man in the midst of a crime spree is set to die in South Carolina's execution chamber.

Thomas Treshawn Ivey is scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. Friday for killing Tommy Harrison, a 38-year-old Orangeburg police sergeant.

The 34-year-old Union Springs man has pursued all of his state appeals.

A last request for either a stay of execution or a chance at a new trial now sits before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Harrison's mother says the family does not plan to witness Ivey's execution but hopes his death will bring them closure.

Ivey would be the 42nd person executed in South Carolina since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 and the 283rd in the state's history.

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


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