Alabama wants Supreme Court OK to execute officer's killer

The state of Alabama will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to let it execute a police officer's killer on Thursday, even though the inmate is challenging the state's method of performing lethal injections.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 3:04 PM
Updated: Oct. 20, 2017 3:04 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state of Alabama will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to let it execute a police officer's killer on Thursday, even though the inmate is challenging the state's method of performing lethal injections.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wants more proceedings in that lawsuit, and ruled Wednesday that there's no reason to overturn a stay of execution meanwhile.

The state attorney general's office says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to let the execution of 40-year-old Torrey Twane McNabb proceed as scheduled.

McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997. Prosecutors say McNabb shot Gordon multiple times after he arrived at a traffic accident that McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsmen.

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