Alabama Prisoner Put to Death After “Pro-Life” Governor Denies Reprieve

HeadlineMay 17, 2019

Meanwhile, the state of Alabama executed 41-year-old prisoner Michael Brandon Samra by lethal injection Thursday. Samra was sentenced to death for the his role in a quadruple murder in 1997, when he was 19 years old. The execution was carried out around 7 p.m., just hours after Republican Governor Kay Ivey denied Samra’s request for a reprieve. The denial came just one day after the governor, who calls herself “pro-life,” signed a near-total ban on abortion into law.

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