- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to review the appeal of an Alabama inmate condemned to die for the gunshot slaying of a motel clerk in 1987.

Al.com (http://bit.ly/2dtqneC ) reports that the court rejected the case of death row inmate Doyle Hamm on Monday.

Hamm was sentenced to die after being convicted of fatally shooting Patrick Cunningham during a holdup in Cullman.

Hamm has argued in his appeals that a Tennessee robbery case was wrongly tied to his Alabama prosecution, and he contends his defense lawyers were ineffective during his trial.

Hamm also contends that an Alabama court simply published a proposed order by the state attorney general’s office rather than writing its own decision in the case.

The Supreme Court refused to consider the arguments by Hamm.

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