Alabama man’s execution was botched, advocacy group says | app

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama corrections officials apparently botched the execution of an inmate last month, an anti-death penalty group says, citing the time that passed before the prisoner received the lethal injection and a private autopsy indicating his arm may have been severed to find a vein.

Joe Nathan James Jr. was put to death on July 28 in an Alabama prison for the 1994 shooting death of his former girlfriend. The execution took place more than three hours after the United States Supreme Court denied a request for a stay.

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