Execution date set for Alabama death row inmate - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Execution date set for Alabama death row inmate

Derrick O'Neal Mason (Source: Alabama Dept. of Corrections) Derrick O'Neal Mason (Source: Alabama Dept. of Corrections)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An execution date has been scheduled for an Alabama death row inmate charged with killing a 25-year-old clerk during a robbery at a Madison County convenience store.

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Derrick O'Neal Mason of Huntsville be executed by lethal injection on Sept. 22 at Holman Prison in Atmore.

The 37-year-old Mason was convicted of the June 1993 slaying of Angela Cagle. He was accused of shooting Cagle at close range after ordering her to take her clothes off.

Mason would be the fifth person executed in Alabama this year. He would be the third person executed since the state changed the first drug used in its execution cocktail from sodium thiopental to pentobarbital.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Scheduled water outage in Madison County Wednesday

    Scheduled water outage in Madison County Wednesday

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-03-28 14:50:43 GMT

    Per Madison County government:  Beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Madison County will make system improvements in the northeast portion of the distribution system. These improvements require a temporary water outage for some of our customers and the work is scheduled for completion by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  The customers on the following roads will be affected: Cherry Tree Road; Poplar Ridge Road; Keel Hollow Road; Keel Drive and Wrightington Road....

    More >>

    Per Madison County government:  Beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Madison County will make system improvements in the northeast portion of the distribution system. These improvements require a temporary water outage for some of our customers and the work is scheduled for completion by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  The customers on the following roads will be affected: Cherry Tree Road; Poplar Ridge Road; Keel Hollow Road; Keel Drive and Wrightington Road....

    More >>
  • Shooting Monday night in Fayetteville

    Shooting Monday night in Fayetteville

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-03-28 14:28:08 GMT
    Source: WAFFSource: WAFF

    WAFF has confirmed a shooting that happened Monday night in Fayetteville, Tenn. 

    More >>

    WAFF has confirmed a shooting that happened Monday night in Fayetteville, Tenn. 

    More >>
  • Redstone Arsenal holding emergency exercise on Tuesday

    Redstone Arsenal holding emergency exercise on Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 8:37 AM EDT2017-03-28 12:37:18 GMT
    Scene from Redstoen Arsenal's 2016 Installation full-scale emergency exercise (Source: WAFF)Scene from Redstoen Arsenal's 2016 Installation full-scale emergency exercise (Source: WAFF)

    Redstone Arsenal is on track for this year's Installation full-scale emergency exercise. It's set to start at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    More >>

    Redstone Arsenal is on track for this year's Installation full-scale emergency exercise. It's set to start at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly