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Alabama death row inmate put to death
By Death sentence carried out for Alabama inmate
Atmore, AL – (AP) - Alabama death row inmate Max Payne has been
executed by lethal injection for the 1992 kidnapping, robbery and
killing of Cullman store owner Braxton Brown.
Payne died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday as his two sisters and other family
members wept quietly in the witness viewing room. Payne motioned a
hand sign that means "I love you" to his relatives before losing
Asked if he had any last words, Payne said, "I just want to
tell my family I love them."
Once the lethal injection began, Payne gestured to family
members, spoke quietly with prison chaplain Chris Summers and then
closed his eyes, took a deep breath and stopped moving.
Payne was the sixth inmate executed in Alabama this year.