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February 25, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
11th Circuit Lifts Stay of Execution for Alabama Inmate
(2008-01-30)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A federal appeals court has lifted a stay of execution for James Harvey Callahan, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday.

But it could be delayed again by the U.S. Supreme Court, which has not yet ruled on lethal injection.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in a Kentucky challenge to lethal injection, a case that has delayed executions nationwide.

The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday lifted the stay granted by U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins in Montgomery on Dec. 14.

Callahan was sentenced to death for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Jacksonville State University student Rebecca Suzanne Howell in 1982.

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