Alabama Inmate Executed for 1987 Teen Killing

By: AP
By: AP

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A man condemned for the 1987 killing of his daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend in rural south Alabama has been executed by lethal injection.

Phillip Hallford was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday at Holman Prison. When asked if he had any final words, he said, "No."

Hallford spoke softly to the chaplain and guards for a few minutes as the lethal injection was administered, and then quietly slipped away.

The 63-year-old Hallford, accused of sexually abusing his 15-year-old daughter, was sentenced to die for forcing her to lure Eddie Shannon to an isolated area in Dale County, shooting him three times and throwing the body off a bridge.

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