November 19, 2020

Trump administration pushes ahead with executions despite defeat

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing ahead with executions of convicted criminals despite a tradition of outgoing governments refraining from the practice.On Thursday the Justice Department plans to put to death convicted murderer Orlando Hall, despite claims his trial was tainted by racism.Hall, an African American, was convicted in 1995 of participating in the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, Lisa Rene, and received a death sentence.His execution would be the eighth by the federal government since the Trump administration resumed implemen…


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