James Harvey Callahan

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: Alabama man sentenced to death for the 1982 abduction, rape, and murder of 26-year-old Jacksonville State University student Rebecca Suzanne Howell, whose body was found nearly two weeks later underneath a bridge in a creek, who became one of five inmates set to die in the first few months of this year, an unusual group of scheduled executions of Alabama, which had none in 2008 while federal courts handled challenges to lethal injection and upheld it as a method of execution.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: January 6, 1947

 

Died: January 15, 2009

 

Location: Atmore, Alabama