ATMORE, Ala. Danny Joe Bradley, formally of Piedmont, was executed Thursday for the rape and strangulation of his 12-year-old stepdaughter, Rhonda Hardin.
The 49-year-old Bradley was given a lethal injection at 6:15 p.m. Central Time at Holman prison after spending 25 years on Alabama's death row.
Bradley had no final statement. He stared at the ceiling without looking at witnesses. The prison chaplain held his left hand and knelt beside him in prayer during the procedure.
Bradley's attorney had sought a Supreme Court stay of execution to allow more court review of Bradley's civil rights lawsuit on a DNA-related issue from his trial in Calhoun County, but lower courts had already denied that request. The U.S. Supreme Court denied the request late Thursday afternoon.
The execution was the second of five set in Alabama in the first five months of this year. The 11th circuit on Wednesday issued a stay for Phillip D. Hallford who had been scheduled for execution March 19. AP Obama
Friday, February 13, 2009
Danny Joe Bradley Executed
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