Execution of Jeffery Borden Held Off

Friday, October 6, 2017


An Alabama death row inmate wins another last-minute reprieve just hours before he was scheduled to receive a lethal injection. A federal judge has temporarily halted the execution of Jeffery Borden. Borden and other Alabama inmates challenge the humaneness of the state’s lethal injection procedure. The state attorney general’s office says it will not appeal the decision because there isn't enough time to fight the matter to the US Supreme Court before the death warrant expires at midnight. Attorney General Steve Marshall says he will seek a new execution date for Borden as soon as possible. Borden was convicted of killing his estranged wife, Cheryl Borden, and her father, Roland Harris during a Christmas Eve get-together.


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