Inmate scheduled to die Thursday night

ATMORE, AL (WBRC) - An Alabama inmate is set to die by lethal injection later Thursday.

Phillip Hallford was sentenced to die for the murder of his pregnant daughter's boyfriend in 1987.

According to testimony, Hallford had abused his daughter since she was a child. Court records show he forced his daughter to wear a necklace made out of the bullet casings from the shooting.

Hallford has petitioned Governor Riley and the State Supreme Court to stop the execution.

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