Alabama apparently dropped its bid to execute cancer-stricken killer Doyle Lee Hamm after years of legal wrangling and a botched attempt to carry out his death sentence.
Hamm and the state moved jointly March 26 to resolve litigation surrounding his impending execution and the constitutional claims he raised against it.
“This is a great relief to Doyle Hamm,” his longtime attorney Bernard Harcourt of Columbia Law School said in a statement on the school’s website. “It comes after lengthy, fruitful discussions with the Alabama Attorney General’s office.”
The settlement prevents “any further execution attempts,” according to a March 26 post...