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Execution Scheduled for Thursday Night

By Alabama Public Radio

Atmore, AL – The state will carry out its second execution of the year Thursday night. Jerry Paul Henderson is scheduled to die by lethal injection at six o'clock at Holman Prison in Atmore. Governor Bob Riley says he will not commute Henderson's death sentence. He says the Supreme Court has not issued a stay, and he will honor the wishes of the court. Henderson is a 58-year-old Georgia native who was convicted of a January 1984 shooting death in Talladega. Prosecutors said he was paid three thousand dollars to kill his sister-in-law's husband. His sister-in-law was sentenced to life without parole in the same case.

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