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Federal Judge’s Killer Executed After High Court Flurry

Law360 (April 20, 2018, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A man who killed an Eleventh Circuit judge and a black civil rights lawyer in 1989 using mail bombs was executed Thursday night in Alabama, following an eleventh-hour stay issued by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier in the day that was later vacated.

Walter Leroy Moody Jr. was executed by lethal injection for the murder of U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance on Dec. 16, 1989. The judge was killed and his wife injured when he opened a package delivered to his home that turned out...
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