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March 1, 2021
AG Files Motion To Set Execution Date For Callahan
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Attorney General Troy King has asked the state Supreme Court to set an execution date for James Callahan, who has lived on death row 25 years for the 1982 murder of a Jacksonville woman.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear an appeal from Callahan. He was scheduled to die Jan. 31 but had received a stay of execution pending the outcome of a separate lethal injection case in Kentucky.

An April court ruling in that case cleared the way for resumption of lethal injections. The attorney general said there are no further appeals pending in Callahan's case.

Callahan was accused of abducting Rebecca Suzanne Howell from a Jacksonville coin-operated laundry, then raping and killing her.

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