MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A man convicted of killing his employer, is set to be executed by the state of Alabama, after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death.
Fifty-year-old Michael Wayne Eggers is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 am, Thursday on a southwest Alabama prison.
Eggers was sentenced to death for the 2000 strangulation murder of his employer, Bennie Francis Murray. The prosecutors said Eggers admitted to the strangling of Murray during a fight.
Eggers dropped his appeal and had asked the state to quickly schedule his execution.
His former lawyers have asked the Supreme court of the V. S. to intervene. They argue Eggers suffers from schizophrenia and delusions and was mentally incompetent when he makes a decision.
The attorney general’s office is asking the court to let the execution proceed.