The first lethal injection execution attempt in Alabama will be set for July following troubled executions.
First Lethal Injection Attempt in Alabama Will Be Set in July for Convicted Murderer
The first lethal injection attempt in Alabama was approved to be set in July for the execution of the convicted murderer James Barber, who received a death sentence for beating a 75-year-old woman identified as Dorothy Epps to death in 2001.
The convicted murderer will be executed by the first lethal injection attempt on midnight of July 20 and reportedly will expire early in the morning on the next day to give more time to get the execution done.
According to reports, the Alabama prison officials acknowledged their failure in conducting execution by lethal injection due to drug problems, making the first lethal injection attempt set for July crucial for the state.
First Lethal Injection Attempt Approved Following Several Failed Executions in Alabama
Aside from the problems with the drugs to use, the Alabama prison officials also experienced difficulties finding the inmates’ veins before their execution by lethal injection, which delayed several executions.