11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Walter Moody’s Appeal Rejected By Federal Appeals Court

Moody's Scheduled To Be Put to Death on Thursday

A federal appeals court has rejected a death row inmate’s argument that he must serve out his federal sentence before Alabama can put him to death for the 1989 killing of a federal judge. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that Walter Leroy Moody does not have a right to demand that he serve his federal…

Alabama Death Row Inmate Asks for Emergency Execution Stay

An Alabama inmate is asking an appellate court to halt his upcoming lethal injection using a sedative that his lawyers say has “failed to work properly in four states.” Robert Melson’s attorneys on May 25 asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an emergency stay. Melson is scheduled to be executed June 8 for the slayings of three…

Death Row Inmate: Execution Drugs Won’t Work

Lawyers for Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur say his lethal injection should be delayed because of issues with the state’s execution drugs. His attorneys filed court papers Wednesday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They pointed to issues with the state’s last lethal injection and say the state will give Arthur an ineffective anesthetic before giving him drugs to…