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Who is Matthew Reeves?

IN 1966 Mathew Reeves was convicted of murdering someone in Dallas County.

Reeves was 18-years-old at the time of the crime, the The State of Alabama is looking to execute him on January 27, 2022.

Mathew Reeves is set to be executed by the state of Alabama on January 27, 2022

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Mathew Reeves is set to be executed by the state of Alabama on January 27, 2022Credit: AP

Who is Matthew Reeves?

Reeves is a 44-year-old disabled Black man currently on death row in Alabama.

The US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to let the execution by lethal injection proceed for Reeves, The Wall Street Journal reported.

He was convicted of killing a driver who gave him a ride in 1996, Huff Post reports.

The state said it was preparing to execute Reeves by lethal injection on January 27.

What are Alabama’s laws on the death penalty?

The state of Alabama is one of five states that carried out executions in 2021, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

According to AL News the state has 170 inmates on death row, the fourth most of any state, behind California, Florida, and Texas.

KRQE reported that Alabama is currently finalizing its nitrogen suffocation protocol.

State lawyers said the protocol will be ready by late April or May 2022. 

Mathew Reeves is a 44-year-old disabled Black man currently on death row in Alabama

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Mathew Reeves is a 44-year-old disabled Black man currently on death row in AlabamaCredit: AP:Associated Press

The Alabama legislature approved Nitrogen suffocation in 2018.

Nitrogen suffocation (also called nitrogen hypoxia by state officials) is a method of execution.

What time will Mathew Reeves be executed?

According to media reports Reeves execution was scheduled to take place at 6pm local time.

The execution has since been delayed from its original time.

A digital reporter for CBS 42 took to Twitter to share some inside updates.

“According to a prison official, death row inmate Matthew Reeves refused breakfast, lunch, and a final meal today.

“He made no special requests of the government that is preparing for his execution. We are still waiting on the US Supreme Court to rule in the case,” the reporter tweeted.

Prosecution and defense experts tested Reeves for intellectual disability and found his IQ is in the high 60s or low 70s, according to WIAT.

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Bobby Allyn

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