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First Alabama Execution Since 2011 Set for Thursday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's first execution in almost two years is scheduled for Thursday at Holman Prison in Atmore.

Court records show that 30-year-old Andrew Lackey asked the state to set his execution date, and he has not taken action to stop it.

Lackey is scheduled to die by lethal injection at Holman Prison in Atmore for the beating and shooting death of 80-year-old Charles Newman during a 2005 Halloween night robbery in Limestone County. Lackey is to be executed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Lackey would be the first inmate executed in Alabama since Christopher T. Johnson of Escambia County received a lethal injection Oct. 20, 2011.

The state's executions have been slowed partly because of a legal dispute over the drugs used in executions.


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