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Texas: Gov. Abbott should grant death row inmate Rodney Reed a reprieve, before it’s too late

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Convicted murderer Rodney Reed is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 20, but Gov. Greg Abbott has the power to stop it.
As it stands, there’s no indication that Abbott will. He has only stopped one execution since becoming governor 5 years ago.
Reed was sentenced to death in 1998, after being convicted of the brutal 1996 rape and killing of a 19-year-old woman from central Texas, Stacey Stites. And though the governor has yet to weigh in on this specific case, he supports capital punishment, as do most voters in the state. According to a June 2018 poll from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune, fully three-fourths of Texans strongly or somewhat support the death penalty.
But the question at hand has nothing to do with the death penalty, per se. Granting a reprieve would simply be the right thing to do — and a necessary precaution against the doubts that would linger, if Reed is executed as scheduled.
Reed has consistently maintained his innocence, and legitimate questions …

Pakistan: Musharraf Attack Case Convict Executed

December 31, 2014: Niaz Muhamamd, convicted of orchestrating murder attempt on former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, was hanged in Peshawar at Central Jail.

Niaz Muhammad who belonged to Swabi was an aide of Adnan Rashid, a notorious militant leader and an accused in the Musharraf attack case.

The death row prisoner was shifted from Haripur Central Jail to Peshawar last night where he was executed early in the morning.

Jail authorities say the body would be moved to Swabi for burial. 

A military court had handed down death sentence to Niaz Muhammad for the 2003 attack on Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan lifted a moratorium on capital punishment after a deadly militant attack in a Peshawar school that killed almost 150 people majority of them children on December 16. 

Source: geo.tv, December 31, 2014

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