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July 25, 2013

Execution set for Andrew Lackey

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama death row inmate Andrew Lackey is scheduled to be executed at Holman Prison in Atmore by lethal injection for the 2005 Halloween night beating and shooting death of an 80-year-old Limestone County man.

Lackey's execution is set for 6 p.m. Thursday. He would be the first person executed in Alabama since Christopher T. Johnson of Escambia County on Oct. 20, 2011. Executions in Alabama have been slowed partly because of a legal dispute over the drugs used.

Lackey was convicted of killing Charles Newman at Newman's Limestone County home. Authorities said Lackey apparently was seeking money.

Lackey has dropped his appeals and court records show he has not tried to block the execution.

Prisons spokesman Brian Corbett said the 30-year-old Lackey has been visited this week by relatives.

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