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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…

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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