Attorney General Thurbert Baker announced that late Friday afternoon Judge Beverly Martin, a federal district judge in the Northern District of Georgia, had rejected Jack Alderman’s latest attempt to avoid execution for the 1974 heinous murder for hire of his wife. Alderman had challenged the procedures used by the State of
The federal court rejected that argument, citing to the United States Supreme Court’s recent April 16 decision in Baze v. Rees, a case out of
A copy of the order rejecting Alderman’s latest attempt to avoid execution can be found here.
A synopsis of the facts which led to Alderman’s death sentence, including details on Alderman’s twin motives of avoiding a divorce settlement and receiving life insurance proceeds and details on how Alderman and his hired killer alternatively beat, suffocated, strangled and then drowned the victim during her murder can be found here.
Alderman was originally scheduled to be executed on October 19, 2007, but the Georgia Supreme Court granted a last minute stay of execution citing the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in the case involving