Alabama suspends execution of Allan Miller on medical grounds


ATMORE, Alabama — Before the clock struck midnight Thursday, authorities in Alabama halted the lethal injection of a man convicted of a fatal 1999 workplace shooting due to health concerns. time and problems accessing the inmate’s veins.

Around 11:30 p.m., state officials called off the scheduled execution of Alan Eugene Miller after authorities determined they could not complete the execution before midnight, the state’s commissioner of corrections said. ‘Alabama, John Hamm.

Early Friday morning, Hamm told the USA TODAY Network that prison staff could not establish intravenous access to administer Miller’s lethal injection, so the execution was postponed.

Miller’s death sentence was to take place at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in southwest Alabama near Altmore, about 50 miles from Mobile.

After his arrest, Miller was returned to his cell, Hamm said. He did not provide further details about Miller’s condition.




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