Alabama set to execute 83-year-old murderer

Man convicted of bombing judge at Mountain Brook home asks Supreme Court to halt execution

In the event that the state performs the execution, Moody is going to be the eldest prisoner killed within the modern-day history of the United States, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), an organization which monitor death sentence.

This execution has made Walter Moody the oldest person executed after 77-year-old John Nixon who was put to death in 2005.

Attorneys for Moody asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to save rsquo, Moody &;s lifetime based on his transfer to Alabama & rsquo from the court program;s.

Moody was convicted of mailing a bomb in 1989 that killed U.S. Circuit Court Judge Robert Vance, 58, and another explosive that killed Georgia civil rights attorney Robert Robinson.

UPDATE 8:53 p.m.: Walter Leroy Moody has been executed, Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall confirm.

Moody 1st received seven life sentences at a USA district courtroom in 1991 for its deadly bombings.

An Alabama inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his upcoming execution.

The court that denied Moody's request Wednesday was the same one his victim was a member of almost 30 years ago.

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His unsuccessful efforts to have his conviction overturned in that case stirred a protracted rage against the 11th Circuit, which has jurisdiction in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, Moody's home state. He was later convicted in state court in 1996 and sentenced to death for Mr Vance's murder.

"Mr. Moody was convicted of killing Federal Judge Robert Vance and severely injuring Judge Vance's wife with a bomb purposefully created to kill and maim".

Yet federal officials long pointed to a recording, partly transcribed in a court ruling, of Moody talking to himself in jail after the killings: "Now you've killed two".

Moody has always maintained that he is innocent, and he has even blamed a government conspiracy for the attacks, according to the Associated Press.

"Had my Dad been murdered, I would want to know who had done it", Moody wrote.

Vance said he had to make peace with his father's death, but said he has no doubt that Moody is guilty. On Thursday, the judge's son acknowledged that his father had expressed reservations about executions. Moody, he added, fits the definition of a psychopath.

Moody, acting pro se, then filed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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