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AL's first execution in 2 years set for Thursday

Lackey's execution is set for Thursday. Lackey's execution is set for Thursday.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

An Alabama inmate is set to die by lethal injection next week, in what could be the state's first execution in two years.

Andrew Lackey's execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison in Atmore. He was convicted for the beating and shooting death of 80-year-old Charles Newman in Limestone County.

Newman was killed during a robbery on Halloween Night of 2005. Court records showed the 30-year old Lackey asked the state to set his execution date and has not taken action to stop it.

If carried out, this execution will be the first in the state of Alabama in nearly two years.

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