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February 26, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Woman Walks to Protest Execution
(2007-07-23)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A Brewton woman is walking to Montgomery on U.S. 80 to ask Governor Bob Riley to delay Thursday's execution of Darrell Grayson.

Lisa Thomas began her walk on Saturday. She plans to participate in a rally on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday and wants Riley to order DNA. testing for Grayson. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the 1980 slaying of 86-year-old Annie Laura Orr of Montevallo.

Grayson's co-defendant, Victor Kennedy, was executed in 1999.

Selma lawyer Faya Toure, who walked with Thomas part of the way Sunday, said they want the state to begin administering post-conviction DNA testing.

An assistant Attorney General said evidence against the 46-year-old Grayson was ''overwhelming.'' Clay Crenshaw noted that Orr's wedding rings were found in his wallet ''and her blood was on his shirt.''

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