By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley has refused to stop the
execution of death row inmate Phillip Hallford, set to die for the 1987 killing of his daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend.

The Alabama Supreme Court earlier rejected a motion for a stay
of the execution, which is to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Hallford's attorney has turned to the U.S. Supreme Court with an 11th-hour motion for a stay.

Riley said Hallford committed a "heinous, premeditated" act that a jury and courts have found deserves the death penalty.

Hallford was sentenced to die for forcing his then-15-year-old
daughter 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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  • by James Location: Dothan on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:10 PM
    Well bingo lier riley you finally done somthing Right.
  • by BECKY Location: ENTERPRISE on Nov 4, 2010 at 03:31 PM
    It's time Eddie gets justice...Phillip has been ALLOWED to live in prison longer than he let Eddie live at all...We still miss and love you always Eddie.
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