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Jimmy Dill - Alabama - Scheduled Execution
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Start : Thursday 16 April 2009, 22:00
End : Thursday 16 April 2009, 22:00

Jimmy Dill - Alabama Scheduled Execution for April 16, 2009

Victims: Leon Shaw

The Crime: Dillís victim, Shaw, was serving in the federal work release program for a drug violation, and on the afternoon of February 8, 1989, Dill attempted to make a deal with Shaw to buy drugs, and subsequently robbed and shot Shaw. The victim underwent brain surgery, and later died on November 22, 1989.

Dill was tried and found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to death. He has been on Death Row for nearly 19 years.

News: Alabama Death Row inmate Jimmy Lee Dill died at 6:16 p.m. today by lethal injection at Holman Correctional Facility.

Dill, 49, was the third Alabama inmate to die by lethal injection this year and the 194th executed by the state since 1927.

His final words were "I just hope God's will will be done and everybody finds the peace they need. I'm fine."

Dill had been on Death Row at Holman since Aug. 15, 1989. He was convicted in May of that year of shooting Leon Shaw in the back of the head and robbing him of cocaine and money in Birmingham on Feb. 8, 1988.

Shaw, a drug dealer who at the time was on federal work release, died about nine months later.

Shaw's wife Junatha Shaw and their son Leon Shaw Jr., both of Birmingham, were among those who witnessed tonight's execution. Also watching were two of Dill's nieces, Kimberly Allums and Shelly Kendricks Montgomery.

Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett said Dill spent the day in a holding cell near the execution chamber. He had 19 visitors, mostly family members, and received communion from his spirtual advisor Donald Blocker.

Dill ate a last meal of fried chicken, fried okra, a biscuit and a root beer. He gave his 13-inch TV set to fellow Death Row inmate Randy Lewis and assorted clothing and toiletries to another inmate, William Bush. In addition, Dill left a check for $1.26 to sister-in-law Carolyn Dill.

Dill's attorneys had asked the Alabama Supreme Court to stay his execution. They argued, among other things that he did not have effective legal representation during his murder trial. In an 8-0 vote, the high court denied that petition this morning.

The U.S. Supreme Court followed suit this afternoon.

Last Meal: Fried chicken, okra and a biscuit washed down by a root beer.

Final Statement: "I just hope God's will will be done and everybody finds the peace they need. I'm fine."

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Posted: 2009/4/16 19:42  Updated: 2009/4/16 19:42
 jimmy dills final words
His final words were "I just hope God's will will be done and everybody finds the peace they need. I'm fine."
Posted: 2009/4/16 19:37  Updated: 2009/4/16 19:37
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