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
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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