Michael Land - Alabama Death Row - Scheduled Execution
Scheduled Executions Upcoming Executions
Start : Friday 13 August 2010, 4:00
End : Friday 13 August 2010, 4:00
Michael Land - Alabama Death Row - Scheduled Execution for August 12, 2010
The Crime: Michael Land was convicted in the May 1992 killing of 30-year-old Candace Brown. Hikers found her body in an abandoned limestone quarry on Birmingham’s Ruffner Mountain.
News: Michael Jeffrey Land was put to death tonight for the 1992 murder of a 30-year-old mother who was kidnapped from her home and later found shot in the head on Ruffner Mountain.
Land, 41, was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m. at Holman Prison in Atmore after spending 17 years on Alabama's Death Row for the slaying of Candace Brown.
Gov. Bob Riley this week turned down Land's request for clemency. Efforts by Land's attorneys to get the Alabama Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution failed.
When Warden Tony Patterson asked Land if he had any final statements, Land replied "No, thank you though."
Holman Correctional Facility Chaplain Chris Summers got on one knee, held Land's left hand and prayed with him until Land fell into unconciousness.
Last Meal: Land spent today with family and feasted on food from the vending machines -- a Philly steak sandwich, a double pork chop sandwich, a meatball sub. He washed it down with a Sunkist orange soda and orange juice.