MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The names of Alabama voters who crossed party lines to vote in last month's Republican Senate runoff will be given to prosecutors by the state's election chief. Secretary of State John Merrill said Friday that his office has identified 674 people who voted in the Democratic primary and later voted in the GOP runoff. A new state law makes fraudulent cross-over voting a felony.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you." As the procedure began Thursday night, 40-year-old Torrey Twane McNabb raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance. McNabb's attorneys had unsuccessfully sought to stop the execution since he was one of several inmates in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure.
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - Police believe a man fell seven stories to his death at an Alabama retirement facility. It is the second such death at the facility in about a month.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A suspect has been arrested three weeks after the home invasion and murder of a 92-year-old Alabama woman. The Montgomery Advertiser reports 27-year-old Rodney McQueen was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Thursday and charged with one count of capital murder during a burglary and one count of capital murder during a robbery in the death of Mary Gedel.
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