By KIM CHANDLER
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."
As the procedure began Thursday night, 40-year-old Torrey Twane McNabb raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance. McNabb's attorneys had unsuccessfully sought to stop the execution since he was one of several inmates in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure.
McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997. Prosecutors say he shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop
- Alabama set to execute inmate in '85 police officer killing
- Alabama executes Muslim inmate who wanted imam present
- Attorney: Inmate endured 'torture' before execution halted
- Court stays Alabama execution set for Thursday
- Alabama inmate captured hours after escape
- Bitterly divided Supreme Court says the execution of Alabama inmate can go forward hours after it was called off
- Inmate accused of killing Clay County cellmate
- Alabama wants Supreme Court OK to execute officer's killer
- Alabama woman killed in wreck