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Execution of Jeffery Borden delayed after 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issues new stay

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The execution of Jeffrey Borden scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night has been delayed after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new stay.

The Department of Corrections confirms it’s calling off the execution Thursday night because the Alabama Attorney General’s office has decided not to immediately appeal that stay.

“Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to proceed with Mr. Borden’s execution, the lower federal courts continue to place roadblocks in the victims’ family’s pursuit of justice.  Because there is insufficient time to lift the stay before midnight, we will seek a new execution date as soon as possible,” said Attorney General Steve Marshall.

The U.S. Supreme Court had overruled the lower court Wednesday that stayed the Alabama execution.

Borden was convicted of killing his estranged wife and father-in-law in 1993.

Borden challenged the humaneness of Alabama's lethal injection procedure.

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