A couple weeks ago, Nathanial Woods was executed in Alabama as a result of a 2005 incident that left three cops dead. Woods’s case sparked interest of mainstream media around the time of his execution because there seemed to be a chance he wouldn’t actually be killed, but in the end he was.
In the weeks before his death, Woods converted to Islam and requested that his body would not be autopsied. Technically, anyone can be autopsied when they die in-custody, but it is not required. His family only learned about the autopsy after it had already been done.