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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 …

Three death row convicts hanged in various Pakistan cities

LAHORE (Dunya News) - Three death row prisoners were hanged on early Tuesday morning in the jails of Attock, Mianwali and Jhang, Dunya News reported. 

The dead bodies of the prisoners were handed over to their families.

According to details, death row convict Sultan was executed in the District Jail Attock. 

Sultan had killed his wife in 2007 over a family dispute.

Death row prisoner Ghulam Gilani was hanged in the District Jail Mianwali in a double murder case. 

Ghulam Gilani had killed two of his nephews over a family dispute in 2004.

Another death row convict was executed in the District Jail Jhang. 

Prisoner Allah Ditta was hanged for murdering his friend over a small dispute in 1999.

Source: dunyanews, January 19, 2016


Inmate hanged in Sialkot

January 14, 2016: A death row prisoner was hanged in District jail Sialkot in the wee hours.

Prison sources said, murder convict Sajid was hanged under tight security, for killing a person in Gujranwala in 2003.

His body was handed to family members after completing legal formalities.

Source: jasarat.org, January 14, 2016

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