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Judge blocks Alabama lethal injection after state loses paperwork 


U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker ruled that death row inmate Alan Eugene Miller should not be put to death unless it is by his chosen method

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U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker ruled that death row inmate Alan Eugene Miller should not be put to death unless it is by his chosen method

A federal judge on Monday halted the scheduled lethal injection of an Alabama death row inmate, ruling that he ‘likely faces irreparable injury’ if he is not executed by his requested method.

U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker issued a preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from putting Alan Eugene Miller, a delivery truck driver convicted of killing three co-workers in 1999, to death on September 22 as previously scheduled.

The judge found that the state likely lost Miller’s paperwork requesting to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia – a supposedly more humane method akin to suffocation – which Alabama has authorized but not yet implemented. 

An Alabama jury took 20 minutes to convict, in a 10 to 2 vote, in July 2000 and decided that put Miller should be put to death. Two appeals of the verdict were denied.

‘Miller will likely…