“Woods was put to death amid a storm of appeals and protests from supporters, who noted that Woods did not actually kill the officers; that Woods’ attorneys missed key deadlines in his appeals, and that Spencer — who remains on death row — said Woods was not involved.” Montgomery Advertiser: Nathaniel Woods executed as accomplice in 2004 police murders. (In addition to the concerning factors above, there’s the fact that the crime in question took place in Birmingham. For more on that city’s history with death row, check out the movie Just Mercy.)