Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall responds to stay of execution for Vernon Madison

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UPDATE: 1/26/18

Attorney General Steve Marshall says, “After prior rulings that Vernon Madison is competent to face execution for the murder of a Mobile police officer 32 years ago – a cold-blooded crime for which there is no doubt he is guilty – it is disappointing that justice is again delayed for the victim’s family.  The State opposes Madison’s delay tactics and will continue to pursue the execution of his death sentence.” 

Original Story

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate. 

67-year-old Vernon Madison was scheduled to be put to death at 6 central time Thursday for the 1985 killing of Mobile Police Officer Julius Schulte. 

The court issued a temporary stay to consider Madison’s request to stop his execution. Madison’s lawyer says strokes and dementia have left Madison unable to understand his looming execution. 

The state is still waiting for approval to carry out the execution overnight. 

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