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Execution date set for terminally ill prisoner in Alabama

Doyle Hamm (Alabama Department of Corrections)

An Alabama prisoner is scheduled to be executed despite his terminal illness.

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 5:47 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An execution date has been set for a terminally ill inmate in Alabama

Al.com reports the Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday set the date for 60-year-old Doyle Lee Hamm, who has spent 30 years on the state's Death Row.

The order says Hamm is scheduled to die on Feb. 22.

Hamm has been at Holman Prison since December 1987 after being convicted in the murder of Patrick Cunningham, an employee of Anderson's Motel in Cullman. Cunningham was killed during a robbery that apparently netted about $410.

In the course of the investigation, Hamm confessed to the murder; in exchange for being allowed to plead guilty to lesser offenses, two accomplices testified against him.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

12/13/2017 5:35:53 PM (GMT -6:00)

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