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Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

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Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.
Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how badly the justice system fails juveniles.
Mr. Pruett was 15 years old when he last saw the outside world, after being arrested as an accomplice to a murder committed by his own father. Now 38, having been convicted of a murder while incarcerated, he will be put to death. At a time when the Supreme Court has begun to recognize excessive punishments for juveniles as unjust, Mr. Pruett’s case shows how young lives can be destroyed by a justice system that refuses to give second chances.
Mr. Pruett’s father, Sam Pruett, spent much of Mr. Pruett’s early childhood in prison. Mr. Pruett and his three siblings were raised in various trailer parks by his mother, who he has said used drugs heavily and often struggled to feed the children. Wh…

IRAN. TWO PUBLICLY HANGED FOR MURDER, ROBBERY

November 14, 2007: Iran hanged two men convicted of murder in a western Kurdish province, a news agency reported. The student news agency ISNA said that Saeed Moradi and Hamid Fallahi were executed in the western province of Kermanshah.

Both had been sentenced to death for "armed robbery and murder," a capital crime in Iran. The pair were hanged in a square in the western city of Sahneh, the agency said. It gave no date for the execution.

Source: Today's Zaman, 15/11/2007

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