A divided U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday night that Alabama can go ahead with the execution of a prisoner who was found guilty in a workplace shooting 1999.
In a 5-4 vote, the justices threw out an injunction that had stopped Alan Miller's lethal injunction from going forward.
The decision overturned decisions by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a federal judge that
the lethal injection could not happen because Miller's lawyers said the state lost his paperwork asking for an alternative method of execution.
Miller, who was 57 at the time, was found guilty of killing three people at work in 1999 and was given the death sentence.
This week, a judge stopped the plan to put the person to death.
The state asked the Supreme Court to get rid of the injunction, which they did Thursday night.