- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Attorney General’s Office is seeking an execution date for a death row inmate convicted in the 1992 rape and murder of a Homewood woman.

Al.com (https://bit.ly/1QOCqPf ) reports that the Attorney General submitted a Sept. 24 motion to the Alabama Supreme Court, saying that inmate Christopher Brooks has exhausted his direct appeals and should be scheduled to be executed.

In a response filed Wednesday, Brooks’ attorneys agree that Brooks’ conventional appeals ended in March 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review his case. But they argue there are still constitutional issues regarding Alabama’s lethal injection procedure that are unresolved. They say they will be filing a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama’s method of execution.

Brooks was convicted for the 1993 murder and rape of Deann Campbell.

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