Alabama inmate Joe Nathan James Jr. executed
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Alabama inmate Joe Nathan James Jr. was executed by lethal injection at a prison in Atmore on July 28, 2022.
James was convicted for killing his former girlfriend, Faith Hall back in 1994.
Before Thursday’s execution, Hall’s family sent a stay of execution request to Governor Kay Ivey, asking to keep him alive and give him life in prison instead. The governor declined to call off the execution on Wednesday.
The stay of execution was denied by the Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday.
Governor Ivey released a statement following the execution:
The Alabama Department of Corrections issued this statement following the execution:
“As Commissioner John Hamm stated last night, when carrying out the ultimate punishment, we have protocols that lay out a very deliberate process to make sure the court’s order is carried out correctly. ADOC’s execution team strictly followed the established protocol. The protocol states that if the veins are such that intravenous access cannot be provided, the team will perform a central line procedure. Fortunately, this was not necessary and with adequate time, intravenous access was established.” – The Alabama Department of Corrections
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