Entries tagged with “James Barber

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Jul 19, 2023

Alabama Plans to Resume Executions After Series of Botches; Oklahoma Execution Scheduled for Same Day

Two of the nation’s high­est-use death penal­ty states have sched­uled exe­cu­tions for July 20, 2023. Alabama is set to exe­cute James Barber (pic­tured, left), resum­ing exe­cu­tions after Governor Kay Ivey halt­ed them in November 2022 in response to three con­sec­u­tive botched exe­cu­tions. Oklahoma plans to exe­cute Jemaine Cannon (pic­tured, right), one of the 25 peo­ple includ­ed in the two-year exe­cu­tion spree announced in 2022.

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Jun 28, 2021

Capital Case Roundup — Death Penalty Court Decisions the Week of June 212021

NEWS (6/​25/​21) — Alabama: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed an Alabama fed­er­al dis­trict court deci­sion dis­miss­ing James Barber’s habeas cor­pus chal­lenge to his con­vic­tion and death sen­tence. In an unsigned, unpub­lished opin­ion, the appeals court denied Barber’s claim that his lawyers pro­vid­ed inef­fec­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the penal­ty phase of his cap­i­tal tri­al by fail­ing to inves­ti­gate and present mit­i­gat­ing evi­dence to the jury.