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Alabama inmate asks appeals court to halt execution

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Christopher Eugene Brooks. AL Dept. of Corrections photo Christopher Eugene Brooks. AL Dept. of Corrections photo

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - An Alabama inmate is asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to halt his execution, which is scheduled for Jan 21.

An attorney for Christopher Brooks filed the notice of appeal Monday. A federal judge earlier this month denied his emergency motion for a stay of execution.

Brooks has said his execution should be postponed until a court decides the constitutionality of the state's new lethal injection drug combination.

He joined five other death row inmates in a lawsuit challenging the use of midazolam as a sedative in Alabama's three-drug lethal injection process.

Brooks is scheduled to be put to death Jan. 21 for the rape and bludgeoning death of Deann Campbell more than 20 years ago. The execution would be Alabama's first in more than two years.

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