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Texas: With a man's execution days away, his victims react with fury or forgiveness

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For the past 3 months, Christopher Anthony Young has awoken in his 10-by-6 foot concrete cell on death row and had to remind himself: He's scheduled to die soon.
As the day crept closer, the thought became more constant for Young, who's sentenced to die for killing Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in 2004.
"What will it feel like to lay on the gurney?" he asks himself. "To feel the needle pierce my vein?"
Mitesh Patel, who was 22 when Young murdered his father, has anxiously anticipated those moments, as well. He wonders how he will feel when he files into the room adjacent to the death chamber and sees Young just feet away through a glass wall.
For years, Patel felt a deep hatred for Young. He wanted to see him die. Patel knew it wouldn't bring his father back. But it was part of the process that started 14 years ago when Young, then 21, gunned down Hash Patel during a robbery at Patel's convenience store on the Southeast Side of San Antonio.
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Pakistan: 2 terrorists hanged in Sahiwal jail

Authorities on Thursday hanged 2 terrorists here at a high security jail.

According to reports, Abdullah Baloch, a resident of Darya Khan, Bhakkar, and Sohail Ahmed, a resident of Ahmedpur Sharqia, Bhawalpur, were arrested and an inquiry was undertaken under Section 59(6) and 4 of the Army Act against them. 

Upon completion of inquiry, a special military court awarded them death penalty on 7th January 2016 which was later confirmed by army chief. 

President of Pakistan also rejected their mercy petitions on 22nd of January and both convicts were hanged yesterday.

Bodies of both men - Abdullah Baloch and Sohail - were handed over to their heirs after execution.

Source: The Nation, March 25, 2016


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