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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: Double murder convicts executed in Kot Lakhpat, Sargodha

June 3, 2015: A double murder convict was executed at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. 

Javed alias Jeeda had killed two persons, Qasim and Siddiqui, in Cantt Kechhri area of Lahore on 19 September 1987.

Meanwhile, death warrants of three condemned prisoners of Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi were suspended. All the arrangements were made for hanging convicted prisoners Javed Sultan, Muhammad Rafiq and Ikram Hussain, but the court issued orders to suspend the death warrants after the parties settle the matter.

Since the de facto ban on capital punishment ended on 17 December 2014, at least 147 people, including twenty-six convicted terrorists, have been executed across the country. 

Source: thenews.com.pk, June 3, 2015


Pakistan: Double murder convict hanged in Sargodha

May 30, 2015: a double murder convict was sent to the gallows in the District Jail of Sargodha.

Murad Ali, a resident of Mandi Bahauddin, was awarded death sentence by the District and Sessions court for killing a husband wife duo over an old enmity some 17 years ago.

Since the de facto ban on capital punishment ended on 17 December 2014, at least 141 people, including twenty-six convicted terrorists, have been executed across the country. 

Sources: arynews.tv, 30/05/2015; nation.com.pk, May 31, 2015

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