MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has set a Feb. 18 execution date for a man convicted of killing three people at a Popeye's restaurant in Gadsden in 1994.
The attorney general's office had sought the execution date for
38-year-old Robert Bryant Melson because he had exhausted his
The Supreme Court announced the execution date
Melson was convicted in the shooting deaths of three workers at
the Popeye's during a late night robbery.
According to trial testimony, the workers were rounded up by two gunmen and taken into a freezer where they were shot.
Another man, Cuhuatemoc "Half Pint" Peraita, was convicted of
capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Peraita is now on death row for killing an inmate at Holman Prison
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