August 28, 2020

US executes fifth federal inmate in two months

Washington (AFP) – A man convicted of murdering a child was executed by lethal injection Friday, the fifth federal inmate to be put to death in the US in two months.Keith Nelson, 45, was pronounced dead at Terre Haute prison in the Midwestern state of Indiana, his lawyers said.Nelson was sentenced to death in 2003 for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl while she was roller skating in front of her house in Kansas in 1991. He raped and then strangled her before abandoning her body in the neighboring state of Missouri.Most crimes committed in the United States are tried in state courts, some of which …

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