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.@GovernorKayIvey's 1st Dog is featured on AL's website: Missy is "a testament to how new opportunities are possible for people who care."

Ivey decided she didn't care enough about #NathanielWoods to stop AL from killing him tonight, even tho AL admits Nate never killed anyone.
Nate was present when police arrived at a house & Kerry Spencer started shooting. Nate wasn't hit; 3 officers died. Spencer confessed, saying it was a split-second decision. He's on #DeathRow. Nate was later convicted as an accomplice, tho the killer says he's "100% innocent."
My students are on #DeathRow or serving sentences of no parole following convictions as teens, some at 13. I don't know Kerry Spencer, but his letter is very much like those I receive regularly--smart, competent, compassionate.
"I’m the person that shot & killed all 3 of the officers that Nathaniel was subsequently charged and convicted of murdering. Nathaniel Woods doesn’t even deserve to be incarcerated, let alone executed," Kerry writes.
"I’ve confessed to shooting all three of the officers in question, both when I was first interrogated and also on the stand at my trial. But yet and still, Nathaniel was charged, tried, and convicted, unjustly! I pray that my words don’t fall on blind eyes and deaf ears."
"Don’t allow another innocent man be executed if you can do something to put a stop to it. This is my most fervent prayer. Sincerely, Kerry M. Spencer."

A man who took responsibility for killing 3 men & who will pay w/ his life also took the time to try to save an innocent man.
Today both Rep @JustinAmash & Rev MLKing 3rd called for Nate's execution to be stayed to allow a jury to hear Kerry Spencer's testimony. Nate's family is poor & his appointed lawyers missed multiple appeal deadlines. Lawyers came to his aid when he was given an execution date.
When SCOTUS issued a brief stay tonight, Alabama's AG
replied, "Woods is not entitled to a stay because his motion is extraordinarily untimely."

An innocent man, a poor man, didn't get the legal help he needed until his death was scheduled. And by then it was too late.
Tonight, a man who confessed to killing 3 men was on his knees in "fervent prayer," asking God to stop "another innocent man" from being executed.

Outside the prison, Nate's sister, @PamelaPWoods, stood in the dark while her brother was strapped to a gurney and poisoned.
And back in the Governor's Mansion, @GovernorKayIvey relaxed after a big day at Auburn, where she was smiles all around. Check the pics out. She posted several on twitter. Presumably her entire staff was with her. Calls to her office went straight to voicemail all day long.
Gov Ivey is white & rich. Nate Woods is black & poor. But the big difference between the two is that Kay Ivey conspired to kill a man, and Nate Woods did not.
Woods was executed by the state of Alabama. He was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m.

Like all people killed by execution, his official cause of death is homicide.
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