Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey calls for pause in executions after failures

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection.

Ms. Ivey’s office issued a statement saying she had both asked Attorney General Steve Marshall to withdraw motions seeking execution dates for two inmates and requested that the Department of Corrections undertake a full review of the state’s execution process.

Ms. Ivey also requested that Mr. Marshall not seek additional execution dates for any other death row inmates until the review is complete.

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