James Autry's Case

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On the night of April 20, 1980, James Autry, then 24, went into a convenience and shot the cashier, Shirley Drouet, 43, in the head over an argument about the price of the beer he was going to purchase. Autry then proceeded to turn the gun on the two witnesses in the store, killing one and leaving the other severely injured. Autry was only convicted for the death of Shirley and was sentenced to death. October 1983 was when his execution was to be carried out. As he was secured down to the gurney and a needle in his arm, his execution was interrupted when he was suddenly given a stay of execution. His luck didn’t last long though. On March 14, 1984, he was executed by lethal

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