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  • But we turned out to the controversial execution overnight in Alabama.

  • A convicted cop killer stop eating his final meal after he thought his life would be spared.

  • But then a reversal by the Supreme Court allowed his execution to move forward overnight.

  • Alabama's executioner putting Nathaniel Woods to death, capping an end to a world wind.

  • Final days for the convicted cop killer and his supporters.

  • A jury found Woods guilty in the 2004 killing of three Birmingham police officers.

  • And although prosecutors said Woods was not the gunman and Woods convicted, accomplice said he alone killed officers.

  • Woods was found guilty on capital murder charges.

  • The fact that folks think as a result of the fact that Nathaniel was was not the shooter, it somehow another that's been an objection I found very difficult to process.

  • Is a prosecutor, after exhausting all options, would set his final goodbye to his family Thursday afternoon.

  • But in the minutes leading up to his execution and just as he was eating his final meal, the Supreme Court issued a temporary stay, putting a pause on the execution his advocates celebrated, including Martin Luther King.

  • The third who tweeted amazing use great work, everyone.

  • But then a stunning reversal.

  • The Supreme Court lifted the temporary stay, allowing the state's executioner to move forward.

  • In a statement this morning, Woods family says they'll continue fighting to clear Woods name, saying, He's an innocent man and that will always be the truth.

  • We're not giving up.

  • The state's attorney general, however, insists justice was served tonight.

  • Nathaniel Woods, one of two cop killers in the bloodiest day in Birmingham Police Department history, has met his just fate.

  • The daughter of one of the police officers also fought the execution.

  • The Supreme Court did not explain his decision.

But we turned out to the controversial execution overnight in Alabama.

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