Alabama halts Allan Miller’s execution for time, medical concerns

ATMORE, Ala. – Before the clock struck midnight on Thursday, Alabama officials halted the lethal injection of a man convicted of a fatal workplace shooting in 1999 due to time concerns and problems accessing the inmate’s veins.

At about 11:30 p.m., state officials called off the scheduled execution of Alan Eugene Miller after authorities determined they could not complete the execution before a midnight deadline, Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said. 

Early Friday morning, Hamm told the USA TODAY Network that prison staff could not establish intravenous access to deliver Miller’s lethal injection, so the execution was postponed.

Miller’s death sentence was scheduled to take place at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in southwest Alabama near Altmore, some 50 miles from Mobile.

After it was halted, Miller was returned to his cell, Hamm said. He did not provide further details as to Miller’s condition.

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