A US death row inmate was not executed on Thursday because no veins could be found through which to administer the lethal serum

A US death row inmate was not executed on Thursday because no veins could be found through which to administer the lethal serum
A US death row inmate was not executed on Thursday because no veins could be found through which to administer the lethal serum

The state of Alabama halted the execution of a death row inmate Thursday night because it could not be carried out by the midnight deadline, authorities said.

Alan Eugene Miller was due to be executed by lethal injection on Thursday, September 22 at 11.30 pm after he fatally shot three men on August 5, 1999.

After a controversy over the method of execution, the Supreme Court ruled that Miller should be given a lethal injection, but those who were supposed to carry out the punishment could not find his veins, according to CNN.

“The execution was canceled once it was determined that the convict’s veins could not be accessed according to our protocol before the deadline”said Commissioner John Hamm of the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Miller was taken back to his cell, Hamm said. Governor Kay Ivey “appreciate that the execution will be rescheduled as soon as possible”a spokesman said

Hamm also notified the families of the victims that the execution had been called off.

“Despite the circumstances that led to the cancellation of this execution, nothing will change the fact that a jury studied the evidence in this case and reached a decision. It doesn’t change the fact that Miller never denied his crimes. And it doesn’t change the fact that three families are still crying”said Kay Ivey.

Miller was sentenced to death for killing three former co-workers, Lee Michael Holdbrooks, Christopher S. Yancy and Terry Lee Jarvis, whom he fatally shot.

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