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Default Justices to Hear Arguments in Case Challenging Lethal Injections

By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 6, 2008;

Before pancreatic cancer kills serial murderer Danial Lee Siebert, Alabama made one final try to do the job itself.

After two decades of legal wrangling, Gov. Bob Riley (R) last fall ordered Siebert's execution on the death sentences he received for killing four people, including two children, in 1986.

Death-penalty opponents and newspaper editors urged the governor to let Siebert die "on God's timetable," in the words of one editorial, but Riley was unmoved.

"I would in essence be commuting his sentence to life in prison and that is not the sentence he was given by a jury," the governor said in a statement.

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