Man executed for killing daughter's boyfriend

An undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama death row inmate Phillip Hallford. (AP Photo/Alabama Department of Corrections)

November 4, 2010 5:05:31 PM PDT
A man condemned for killing his daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend in rural south Alabama in 1987 has been executed.

Phillip Hallford was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m. Thursday at Holman Prison. He had no final words before the injection began.

The 63-year-old Hallford spoke softly to the chaplain and guards for a few minutes as the injection was administered and then quietly slipped away.

The 63-year-old Hallford forced his 15-year-old daughter to lure Eddie Shannon to an isolated area in Dale County. Hallford shot him three times and threw the body off a bridge.

His daughter also says he sexually abused her for years and has never admitted it.

According to trial testimony, Hallford was angry that his daughter was dating Shannon.


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