Alabama abandons execution after failing to find vein for lethal injection

Alan Miller’s judicial killing called off two months after execution of Joe Nathan James took three hoursPrison officials in Alabama abandoned an attempted lethal injection of a man on Thursday after trouble accessing his veins, two months after the state was accused of “cruel and unusual punishment” when it spent three hours executing Joe Nathan James.Alabama halted the execution of Alan Miller, who was convicted of killing three people in a shooting in 1999, after they determined they could not get the lethal injection under way before a midnight deadline. Continue reading...

Alabama abandons execution after failing to find vein for lethal injection

Alan Miller’s judicial killing called off two months after execution of Joe Nathan James took three hours

Prison officials in Alabama abandoned an attempted lethal injection of a man on Thursday after trouble accessing his veins, two months after the state was accused of “cruel and unusual punishment” when it spent three hours executing Joe Nathan James.

Alabama halted the execution of Alan Miller, who was convicted of killing three people in a shooting in 1999, after they determined they could not get the lethal injection under way before a midnight deadline.

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