Convicted Madison Co. killer files stay of execution

Convicted Madison Co. killer files stay of execution

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Attorneys for convicted Madison Co. killer James Barber have filed a stay of execution in federal court.

Barber killed Dorothy Epps in 2001 by beating her with a hammer.

He said he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

The stay of execution states Barber's attorneys did not do a good job with the case - and he was subject to several constitutional errors during the trial.

He previously appealed his conviction in 2012 and was denied.

An execution date has not been set - and the judge has not issued a ruling on the stay.

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