Thursday, June 16, 2011

Alabama inmate Eddie Duval Powell set to be executed for 1995 slaying in Tuscaloos

Alabama Execution_Bran.jpgAn undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Eddie Duval Powell. Powell is scheduled to be executed Thursday, June 16, 2011 for the 1995 slaying of 70-year-old Mattie Wesson in Tuscaloosa County. (AP Photo/Alabama Department of Corrections)

ATMORE, Alabama — An Alabama inmate is to be executed at Holman Prison for the 1995 slaying of an elderly woman at her home in Tuscaloosa County.
Eddie Duval Powell is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. today. He will spend most of the day visiting with family and friends in the visitation hall at Holman.
He has two appeals pending with the U.S. Supreme Court. One appeal says the court should stop the execution because Powell is mentally challenged.
The other appeal says Alabama recently changed a key drug used in the execution cocktail and that could cause Powell extreme pain. A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected that appeal, saying it was not a significant change and Powell waited too long to raise the issue.

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