Execution Date Sought Inmate

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office is asking the Alabama Supreme Court for an execution date for an inmate who has been on death row for more than two decades. Robert Melson is on death row for the 1994 shooting deaths of three people during a robbery at a Popeyes restaurant in Gadsden. The Alabama Supreme Court has already set execution dates for Melson three times and each one has been appealed. Melson has been on death row since May 1996. He was identified by a survivor as the one who fired the shots.


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