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Not Father of the Year

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Bob Johnson reports for AP from Atmore, Alabama:

Melinda Hallford Powell, who was 15 and pregnant at the time of the killing, said her father forced her to lure [her boyfriend, Eddie] Shannon to the rural site in Dale County, where he shot him to death and threw the body off a nearby bridge. Then, she said, her father made a necklace with the casings from the bullets and forced her to wear it.

Powell, who now lives in North Carolina and is married with three children, said she had been sexually abused by her father and had lived "a nightmare" for years.
"You can't imagine what it was like. I was kind of a zombie after that," Powell told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday night.
Phillip Hallford is scheduled for execution tonight. The governor has denied clemency, and a stay petition is pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.   The high court denied an earlier petition October 12.

Shannon's stepmother, Angelita Johns, said in a statement that Hallford's execution "is long overdue."
Alabama DoC has plenty of sodium thiopental.

Update: Stay denied, no dissent. The Atmore Advance has this story on the execution, which proceeded as scheduled.

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Well, now Alabama has 5 grams less of the stuff.

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