U.S. court carries out first execution in 45 years - Tennessee

U.S. court carries out first execution in 45 years - Tennessee
U.S. court carries out first execution in 45 years - Tennessee

Sedley Alley's execution had been scheduled to take place within hours of another, but a federal judge issued a stay late Tuesday afternoon for the other condemned man.

Alley, 50, was pronounced dead on Wednesday. He had confessed to killing 19-year-old Marine Suzanne Collins in 1985 while she jogged near a U.S. Navy base north of Memphis, according to the AP.