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Alabama's death penalty scheme ruled unconstitutional

A judge has ruled Alabama's death penalty scheme unconstitutional.

Four Jefferson County capital murder defendants asked Judge Tracie Todd to rule Alabama's death penalty unconstitutional on Thursday.

In January, the Supreme Court struck down Florida's law as unconstitutional in their decision in the Hurst vs. Florida case.

Now, defense attorneys in Alabama are filing motions and using that example to try to make that happen in Alabama.

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