Alabama Moves To Pause Executions After 3rd Failed Lethal Injection

Alabama GOP Gov. Kay Ivey moved Monday to pause in executions in the state after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection.
Gov. Kay Ivey speaks to supporters at her watch party after Alabama voted in midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

At a glance

  • The governor also ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system.
  • The order was issued through the governor’s office in a statement saying Ivey has asked Attorney General Steve Marshall to withdraw motions seeking execution dates for two inmates and that she has requested the state’s Department of Corrections to undertake a full review of the state’s execution process.
  • The order followed the uncompleted execution Thursday – the state’s second such instance of being unable to put an inmate to death in the past two months and its third since 2018.

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