Against the wishes of the victim’s family, Alabama executes Joe Nathan James, Jr.

ATMORE, Ala. (WIAT) – The State of Alabama has executed Joe Nathan James, Jr. for the 1994 murder of Faith Hall in Jefferson County. Governor Kay Ivey confirmed in a statement that James’ execution had been completed.

The execution was against the wishes of Faith Hall’s family, who had requested that James’ life be spared.

According to prison officials, James had no in-person visitation on the day of his execution or the day before. He’s had phone calls with several lawyers and his mother, although it’s worth noting that James has represented himself in recent court filings.

Officials said on the day of his execution, James refused his dinner platter and did not ask for a last meal, although officials noted that James was “observed” eating a “food platter ordinary” at lunch.

James made no special request to the government that would carry out his lethal injection.

CBS 42 will update this story shortly to include a full account of James’ execution.


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