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Alabama inmate who survived execution bid buried with family

Alabama Execution-Inmate Death
Posted at 7:58 PM, Dec 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-04 21:58:10-05

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama inmate who survived an execution attempt and died years later of natural causes was laid to rest in a grave dug by family and friends.

A defense attorney says Doyle Lee Hamm was buried Friday afternoon beside his parents, siblings, and other relatives at a cemetery in northwestern Alabama.

Hamm was convicted of capital murder in the slaying of a motel clerk in 1987.

He had cancer when the state tried to execute him by lethal injection in 2018, and workers couldn't find a suitable vein.

Officials say Hamm died a week ago at Holman Prison.