Prisoner Survives Execution Attempt – Now Officials Want to Try Again

After an internal investigation into a failed execution attempt, the state of Alabama is attempting to set a new date for the execution of Alan Eugene Miller.

On Tuesday, the Attorney General’s office filed the motion before the Alabama Supreme Court to set a new execution date for Miller, although a time frame was not provided.

The state attempted to execute Miller on September 22 but called it off after officials stated they struggled to find a vein.

The execution was attempted the same day the Supreme Court gave the state the green light.

U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. issued the order at the request of the inmate’s lawyers, who are trying to gather more information about what happened during the attempted execution.

Huffaker ordered the Alabama Department of Corrections to locate and preserve all evidence related to the attempted execution, including notes, emails, texts and used medical supplies such as syringes, swabs, scalpels and IV lines. He also granted a request from Miller’s attorney to visit him and photograph what they said were “injuries from the attempted execution.”

Miller was convicted of murdering three coworkers in a shooting rampage. A defense psychiatrist said Miller was delusional and suffered from severe mental illness, which caused him to believe his coworkers were spreading rumors about his sexual orientation.

Miller has continuously requested to be put to death by nitrogen hypoxia, a means of execution that the state is currently preparing.

Miller claims he requested execution by nitrogen hypoxia in 2018, but his request was mishandled by prison staff, a claim denied by ADOC officials.

ADOC told a federal judge last week that Alabama “has completed many of the preparations necessary for conducting executions by nitrogen hypoxia” but is currently incapable of carrying it out.

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2 thoughts on “Prisoner Survives Execution Attempt – Now Officials Want to Try Again

  1. This is ridiculous. People can do a self prescription for a lethal dose of drugs from a physician. How is it that they can take a couple of pills and die comfortably, but it takes a massive three cocktail of drugs administered via a vein for a prisoner? Either they cannot find a vein or cannot get the drugs or many other complex problems. Gee you would think it is so hard to execute a person, when in reality, a few pills would do the job easily……

  2. Well his victims didn’t get a choice so get over it, reschedule and get it done. We’re the only country that has these shenanigans when it comes to criminals. Keep em in prison or due the deed that they get for the consequences of their actions.

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