By: The Associated Press//January 22, 2016
By: The Associated Press//January 22, 2016//
ATMORE, Ala. — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman was executed Thursday in Alabama’s first execution in more than two years.
Authorities say 43-year-old Christopher Eugene Brooks received a lethal injection at a state prison in Atmore.
Brooks was condemned for the slaying of 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell on New Year’s Eve of that year. Prosecutors said Campbell was beaten in her apartment with a dumbbell and sexually assaulted.
Alabama’s last execution was in 2013. Brooks’ execution was the first using Alabama’s new lethal drug combination featuring the sedative midazolam.