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02:36  09 june  2017
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This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections, shows Robert Bryant Melson, in Atmore, Ala. Melson is scheduled to be executed June 8, 2017, in Alabama by lethal injection after being convicted of killing three fast food restaurant employees during a 1994 robbery. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)© The Associated Press This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections, shows Robert Bryant Melson, in Atmore, Ala. Melson is scheduled to be executed June 8, 2017, in Alabama by lethal injection after being convicted of killing three fast food restaurant employees during a 1994 robbery. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)

ATMORE, Ala. — The Latest on the execution of Alabama inmate Robert Melson (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily halted the death of an Alabama inmate as it reviews his request to block his execution over questions regarding a sedative's effectiveness.

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The U . S . Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate on Thursday night just minutes before he was scheduled to die. 'New California' and other US territories fighting to become the 51st state .

Justices issued the temporary stay Thursday evening about 15 minutes before 46-year-old Robert Bryant Melson was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection.

Melson was convicted of killing three people during a 1994 robbery of a fast food restaurant.

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Melson's attorneys argued that Alabama plans to use an ineffective sedative that will not render Melson unconscious before other drugs stop his lungs and heart. They cited the December execution in which an Alabama man coughed and heaved for 13 minutes.

His attorneys argued the execution showed "the horrific results of using midazolam in a way it was never intended — as an anesthetic."

The Alabama attorney general's office had asked for the execution to proceed arguing the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld midazolam's use and allowed other executions to proceed using it. Alabama has executed three inmates using midazolam.

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5:30 p.m.

Lawyers for a condemned Alabama inmate have filed a stay of execution with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Alabama Supreme court both refused to halt the execution of 46-year-old Robert Melson on Thursday. He is schedule to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT.

Melson was convicted of killing three people during a 1994 robbery of a fast food restaurant.

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Melson's attorneys again cited the December execution in which an Alabama coughed and heaved for 13 minutes.

His attorneys argued the execution showed "the horrific results of using midazolam in a way it was never intended."

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5:10 p.m.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an Alabama inmate's request to halt his execution.

The appellate court issued the ruling Thursday afternoon about an hour before 46-year-old Robert Melson is scheduled to receive a lethal injection.

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United States US . United Kingdom UK. ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U . S . Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate on Thursday night just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

Melson was convicted of killing three people during a 1994 robbery of a fast food restaurant. His attorneys made a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to stop the execution.

A panel of three judges on the 11th Circuit denied one stay request Thursday. The second request, also denied Thursday, was filed in a related case before the 11th Circuit in which other Alabama inmates are challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure.

Melson' lawyers wrote that he is scheduled for execution using a protocol "that has never been determined to be constitutional." The state has urged the 11th Circuit to let the execution proceed.

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2:55 p.m.

Lawyers for an Alabama death row inmate are making another last-minute bid to halt his execution.

Attorneys for 46-year-old Robert Bryant Melson on Thursday filed another request with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal.

The filing came just a few hours before Melson is scheduled to die by lethal injection at a south Alabama prison. Melson was convicted of killing three people during a 1994 robbery of a fast food restaurant.

Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers

  Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked the execution of an Alabama inmate as it considers his claim that Alabama will use an unreliable drug at the start of the procedure. Robert Bryant Melson, 46, was scheduled to die at 6 p.m. CDT by lethal injection Thursday evening at a south Alabama prison. The court issued the stay about 15 minutes before the procedure was to begin. Justices must decide by midnight whether to halt the execution or let it proceed before the death warrant expires.Melson was convicted in the shooting deaths of three fast food restaurant workers during a 1994 robbery.

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A panel of three judges on the 11th Circuit denied one stay request Thursday. The subsequent request from Melson was filed in a related case before the 11th Circuit in which other Alabama inmates are challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure.

The state has urged the 11th Circuit to let the execution proceed.

Melson' lawyers wrote that he is scheduled for execution using a protocol "that has never been determined to be constitutional."

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1:30 p.m.

The Alabama Supreme Court and the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have both refused to stop the execution of an Alabama inmate convicted of killing three people during the 1994 robbery of fast food restaurant.

Justices on Thursday denied a stay of execution for 46-year-old Robert Bryant Melson who is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT.

He was convicted of killing three people during a 1994 robbery of a Popeye's in Gadsden, 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of Birmingham.

Melson's attorneys argued about the effectiveness of a sedative the state plans to use at the start of the execution. They claim Midazolam does not reliably render an inmate unconscious before other drugs stop the lungs and heart.

The Alabama attorney general's office had asked for the execution to proceed arguing the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Midazolam's use and allowed other executions to proceed using it.

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3:00 a.m.

Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate for the shooting deaths of three fast food restaurant workers during a 1994 robbery.

Forty-six-year-old Robert Bryant Melson is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday evening.

State prosecutors say Melson robbed a Popeye's restaurant in Gadsden, 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of Birmingham. They say Melson ordered the employees into the restaurant's freezer and opened fire, killing three and wounding another.

Melson's attorneys asked appellate courts to halt the execution in order to review the constitutionality of Alabama's lethal injection protocol. Melson and other inmates are appealing a judge's dismissal of lawsuits that argues Alabama plans to use the sedative midazolam that has been linked to what they say were problematic executions.

Something 'was not right' with execution, attorney says .
ATMORE, Ala. — A lawyer for an Alabama inmate put to death by lethal injection said Friday she is concerned his trembling limbs and labored breathing were an indication something "was not right" with the procedure.Robert Melson, 46, was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. CDT Thursday at a southwest Alabama prison, authorities said.Melson's attorneys had filed a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to stay the execution, arguing that the state planned to use a sedative that would not reliably render Melson unconscious before other drugs stopped his longs and heart.

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