Execution of Torrey McNabb Delayed by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has temporarily delayed an Alabama execution in order to consider the inmate’s request to halt the lethal injection. Justices issued a temporary stay that blocks the execution of Torrey McNabb.

The reprieve came down minutes before McNabb was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 6pm this evening. McNabb is one of several inmates in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the humaneness of the state’s lethal injection procedure.

McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997. Prosecutors say McNabb shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after responding to a traffic accident McNabb caused.


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