Alabama

Code Section
13A-5-39, et seq.

Allowed
Yes

Effect of Incapacity
Mitigating circumstance if defendant under influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance; forbid execution of “insane” person

Minimum Age
No minimum age but age is a mitigating circumstance

Non-Homicidal
None

Capital Homicide
Homicide during the commission of kidnapping; robbery; rape/sodomy; burglary; sexual abuse; arson; hijacking; murder of police officer or public official while on duty or when related to or caused by or is related to his official position, act, or capacity; murder for pecuniary or other valuable consideration; two or more persons murdered in same act/course of conduct; victim less than 14 years old; murder under life sentence; murder during arson or by means of explosives; murder by defendant who has previously been convicted of murder within 20 years; murder of witness in civil or criminal trial when murder is caused by or related to the testimony; murder during act of unlawfully assuming control of any aircraft; murder when deadly weapon is fired outside of a dwelling when victim is in dwelling; murder by deadly weapon used from or within a vehicle.

Method of Execution


Inside Alabama