Alabama sets new execution date for sword-and-dagger slaying
The Montgomery Advertiser reports the court on Monday moved Christopher Lee Price’s execution to May 30. Price was set to be executed last month but a last-minute stay delayed his death.
Price asked to die by nitrogen hypoxia, a method Alabama has authorized but not developed. His lawyers argued it would be less painful than Alabama’s “botched” lethal injections.
The state successfully argued that Price missed a deadline to request nitrogen, but its death warrant expired before a post-midnight Supreme Court ruling vacating the stay.
Price killed Church of Christ pastor Bill Lynn as he prepared Christmas gifts for his grandchildren.
Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com