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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…

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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