A man convicted of killing a Talladega woman has been put to death. Michael Eggers was sentenced to death for the 2000 strangulation of his former employer, Bennie Murray. Prosecutors said Eggers admitted to strangling Murray, who had hired him to work at her concessions business for a traveling carnival. Her body was found in Walker County.
After disagreeing with his attorney, Eggers dropped his appeals in 2016 and asked Alabama to quickly schedule his execution. In a handwritten filing, he asked judges to allow his “immediate execution in the interests of truth, law and justice.” Eggers died at 7:29 Thursday evening.