State sets execution

Published 12:59 am Saturday, April 2, 2016

Alabama has set the execution date for Vernon Madison, a death row inmate convicted in the 1985 death of a police officer in Mobile County, for May 12..

Madison was one of three death row inmates for which the Alabama Attorney General’s Office had requested the court in February to set execution dates.

The inmates are being held on death row at Holman Correctional Facility at Atmore where the executions take place.

The two other inmates that have pending execution motions by the Attorney General’s Office are Robert Bryant Melson, convicted in Etowah County, and Ronald Bert Smith, convicted in Madison County.


, according to the Attorney General’s Office. All three inmates are currently on the death row at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.