Death row inmate asking U.S. Supreme Court to stop execution

CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - An Alabama death row inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution, which is scheduled for tonight.

Attorneys for William Glen Boyd say the court should stop the execution because the jury that convicted Boyd recommended he be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The 45-year-old Boyd was convicted of kidnapping and killing Fred and Evelyn Blackmon of Calhoun County in 1986.

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