Alabama inmate spared lethal injection at 11th hour

Death warrant expired before U.S. Supreme Court moves to let execution proceed

ATMORE, Ala. — An Alabama inmate convicted in the 1991 sword-and-dagger slaying of a pastor was spared a lethal injection when his death warrant expired before a divided U.S. Supreme Court voted early Friday to let the execution proceed. A federal judge on Thursday blocked the execution of Christopher Lee Price to weigh his challenge to ...