Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb death

Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb death

An 83-year-old killer is now the oldest person to be executed in modern American history.

Moody was also convicted in the mail-bombing death of civil rights lawyer Robert Robinson of Savannah, Georgia, which occurred two days after Vance's.

Moody replaced John Nixon, who was 77 when put to death in December 2005 in MS, as the oldest person executed since the USs Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which monitors USA capital punishment.

Moody replaced John Nixon, who was 77 when subjected to departure at December 2005 at MS, as the oldest person executed because the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which tracks U.S. money punishment.

In recent weeks, Moody had sent a letter to the younger Vance claiming he was the innocent victim of a government conspiracy.

Package bombing done by Moody was a revenge story on the legal system. Vance said he tossed the letter in the trash.

Passing row inmate and condemned pipe bomb killer Walter Moody, scheduled to be implemented at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, U.S. on April 19, 2018, is observed Within This undated Alabama Department of Corrections picture. Moody had mailed two other bombs to the NAACP office in Jacksonville, Florida but they were intercepted and did not explode.

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Federal officials began to focus on Moody after an investigator described one of the bombs to a chemist with what was then known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who sketched the device on a napkin and noticed its similarity to one Moody had built in 1972.

Lawyers launched a last-ditch appeal to save the life of Walter Moody, who had faced the lethal injection at 6pm local time (midnight BST). Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall commented on the execution, saying that justice had been served in the case.

"He was a great judge, a great lawyer before that, and a great father", he said.

Moody had always maintained his innocence.

But after attending the federal and state trials, Vance told AL.com, "I came away without a doubt that they got the right guy".

"Moody was tried, convicted by a jury of his peers twice, the final time with the recommendation of the death penalty", he said.

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