Criminal Law

A Federal Judge Rejects an Alabama Inmate’s Request For Execution Postponement

A federal judge ruled that the execution of an Alabama inmate can proceed as scheduled later this month, rejecting the condemned man’s request for a postponement.

Joe Nathan James Jr. is set to be given a lethal injection on July 28 after being convicting of killing his one-time girlfriend, Faith Hall, in Birmingham, almost three decades ago.

James is representing himself in multiple lawsuits challenging the execution plan. He lost on two of those claims this week.

U.S. District Judge Terry F. Moorer on Thursday dismissed one of the lawsuits, saying that James “is simply incorrect” about an argument that his death warrant was not properly issued.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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