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Pastor can hold inmate’s hand during execution, says US state of Alabama

US Alabama death row Willie B Smith III

Montgomery, AlabamaAP The US state of Alabama said it will allow a death row inmate’s pastor to hold his hand during a lethal injection next month, a decision that was made to end litigation over the issue. Lawyers for Alabama wrote in a June court document that inmates can now have a personal spiritual adviser […]

US state of Alabama to allow spiritual advisor at inmate’s execution

Montgomery, Alabama, USAP Alabama is amending its lethal injection procedures to allow a condemned inmate to have his spiritual advisor in the execution chamber, state lawyers wrote in a Thursday court filing. The move comes after the US Supreme Court this month sided with Alabama inmate Willie B Smith III who had sought to have his pastor […]