No motions filed to stop Whisenhant execution

Thomas Whisenhant has not filed last-moment motions to stop his execution by lethal injection scheduled for Alabama's death chamber at Holman Prison in Atmore.

Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw said no motions have been filed to stop the execution of the 63-year-old Whisenhant. Whisenhant's attorney, Richard Cohen of Montgomery, said he doesn't expect to file any because most avenues of appeal have been exhausted.

Alabama prisons spokesman Brian Corbett said preparations are proceeding for the execution at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Whisenhant was convicted of the 1977 abduction, rape and murder of 24-year-old convenience store clerk Cheryl Lynn Payton. Court records show that Whisenhant confessed to killing Payton and two other Mobile area convenience store clerks.

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