Riley Rejects Clemency Bid

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Riley turned down Land's petition late Wednesday afternoon, a little more than 24 hours before Land is to die of lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday in Alabama's death chamber at Holman Prison in Atmore.

The 41-year-old Land was sentenced to die for the May 1992 slaying of 30-year-old Candace Brown of Birmingham.

He was convicted of breaking into her home, kidnapping Brown and fatally shooting her in the head.

Brown's body was found by hikers in a limestone quarry on Birmingham's Ruffner Mountain.

Brown has not filed a last minute court appeal and the clemency petition appeared to be his final chance to stop the execution.

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