The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has ruled against the State of Alabama and the Department of Corrections in an appeal for a rehearing. In March, the 11th Circuit ruled that Madison, convicted of murdering Mobile Police officer Julius Schulte, was incompetent to be executed. The Alabama Department of Corrections and the Attorney Generals office filed a Petition for a Rehearing on the matter. That appeal was denied in a ruling handed down today.
It is unclear if the Attorney Generals Office plans to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.