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Alabama executes inmate who shot former girlfriend

Alabama executes inmate who shot former girlfriend

Alabama has executed a 50-year-old inmate for shooting his former girlfriend to death as she slept in 1993.
Prison officials say Holly Wood died by injection at 6:21 p.m. local time. He had no last words. Two of his sisters witnessing the execution screamed, cried and prayed loudly.
Wood broke into the home of his former girlfriend, 34-year-old Ruby Gosha, and shot the sleeping woman in the head with a shotgun.
His attorneys claimed he had an IQ of 70 or less and that his trial lawyers wrongly failed to tell the jury about his mental limitations. Prosecutors said he was not as mentally disabled as claimed. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last appeal.
He was the fourth inmate executed in Alabama this year.


Updated : 2020-11-30 13:56 GMT+08:00