Alabama inmate William Glenn Boyd executed

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A prisoner condemned for the 1986 slayings of a couple in Calhoun County has been put to death.

William Glenn Boyd was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m. CDT at Holman Prison. The 45-year-old Boyd was put to death by lethal injection. When asked if he had any last words, he said no.

In an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, Boyd had argued that the judge violated state and federal rules when he imposed a death sentence after the jury recommended a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Boyd and Robert Milstead were convicted in the kidnapping and shooting deaths of Fred and Evelyn Blackmon in Calhoun County.

Milstead testified against Boyd in exchange for avoiding the death penalty. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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