Block Lethal Injection

Judge Denies Request to Block Lethal Injection in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has declined to block an execution scheduled this week in Alabama.  U.S. Chief District Judge Emily Marks has denied a request for a preliminary injunction, which was sought by lawyers for Willie B. Smith III. Smith is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday for the 1991 kidnapping and murder of Sharma Ruth…