Entries tagged with “Nathaniel Woods

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Feb 28, 2020

Alabama Set to Execute Nathaniel Woods Despite Claims of Innocence, Police Misconduct

Nathaniel Woods (pic­tured, left) did not shoot Alabama police offi­cers Charles Bennett, Carlos Curly” Owen, and Harley Chisholm III (pic­tured left to right, below). But because of alleged police mis­con­duct, incom­pe­tent rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and Alabama law allow­ing death ver­dicts based on non-unan­i­mous jury votes, he faces exe­cu­tion on March 5, 2020 for their deaths.

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Feb 10, 2021

Supreme Court Lets Stand Federal Appeals Court Injunction Halting Alabama Execution on Claim of Religious Discrimination

Four hours after Alabama was sched­uled to exe­cute death-row pris­on­er Willie B. Smith III on February 11, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a fed­er­al appeals court injunc­tion bar­ring the exe­cu­tion from going for­ward unless the state per­mit­ted Smith’s pas­tor to be present to pro­vide him reli­gious com­fort in the exe­cu­tion cham­ber. Alabama then announced that it was call­ing off the execution.