EXECUTION on schedule for Tuesday
Thursday, August 30th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A federal appeals court lifted its stay of execution for an Oklahoma inmate who is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday.
The 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver lifted the stay for Alvie James Hale on Thursday, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Hale.
The high court refused a writ of certiorari requesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation be required to turn over investigative reports in the case. Hale's attorney, Gloyd McCoy, had said the reports might show someone other than Hale was responsible for the crime.
``The way it looks now, the execution will take place Tuesday night,'' said Gerald Adams, spokesman for the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office.
Hale, 52, was convicted of the October 1983 shooting death of Tecumseh bank employee William Jeffrey Perry, 24.
Hale was found guilty of kidnapping Perry from his home. Perry's body was found less than two hours after Hale was arrested in Oklahoma City. Investigators recovered a $350,000 ransom payment from Hale's vehicle.