Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve

U.S. 05/17/19, 11:02

A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama. It wasn't to be. Michael Brandon Samra was put to death ...

Alabama inmate facing execution for 1997 quadruple killing

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:19

A man condemned to die for his role in a quadruple killing that followed a dispute over a pickup truck was set to be executed Thursday evening in Alabama, hours after a defense lawyer said the governor denied a reprieve. The decision by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apparently cleared the way ...

Update: Friends visit condemned Alabama inmate

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:58

The Latest on an execution set for Thursday in Alabama (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An Alabama inmate awaiting lethal injection for a quadruple murder is visiting with friends and a spiritual adviser. Prison spokesman Bob Horton says 41-year-old Michael Brandon Samra saw six friends and the adviser leading up to his scheduled ...

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