Supreme Court rules Alabama can move forward with execution of Christopher Price

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – A divided U.S Supreme Court says Alabama can proceed in the future with the lethal injection of an inmate whose execution was halted a last-minute stay from a lower court.
    
The justices in orders released early Friday vacated lower court orders that had blocked Thursday’s scheduled execution of 46-year-old inmate Christopher Lee Price.
    
However, the decision came two hours after Price’s death warrant setting his April 11 automatically execution date expired at midnight.
    
Alabama will have to seek a new execution date from the Alabama Supreme Court to carry out the execution.
    
Price has asked to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia, a method the state has authorized but not developed.
    
The court majority said Price waited too late to file his challenge
 

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