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Alabama sets new execution date for sword-and-dagger slaying

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The Alabama Supreme Court has set a new lethal injection date for a man convicted in the 1991 sword-and-dagger slaying of a pastor.

Posted: May 1, 2019 10:12 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has set a new lethal injection date for a man convicted in the 1991 sword-and-dagger slaying of a pastor.

The Alabama Supreme Court scheduled Christopher Lee Price's lethal injection for May 30. A federal judge on Wednesday denied his request for a stay.

Price was to be executed last month but a last-minute stay delayed his death.

Price sought a stay after asking to die by nitrogen hypoxia, a method Alabama has authorized but not developed. His lawyers argued it will be less painful than lethal injection.

The state death warrant expired before the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a stay that had blocked his execution.

Price killed Church of Christ pastor Bill Lynn as he prepared Christmas gifts for his grandchildren.

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