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Why Texas’ ‘death penalty capital of the world’ stopped executing people

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Since the Supreme Court legalized capital punishment in 1976, Harris County, Texas, has executed 126 people. That's more executions than every individual state in the union, barring Texas itself.
Harris County's executions account for 23 percent of the 545 people Texas has executed. On the national level, the state alone is responsible for more than a third of the 1,465 people put to death in the United States since 1976.
In 2017, however, the county known as the "death penalty capital of the world" and the "buckle of the American death belt" executed and sentenced to death a remarkable number of people: zero.
This is the first time since 1985 that Harris County did not execute any of its death row inmates, and the third year in a row it did not sentence anyone to capital punishment either.
The remarkable statistic reflects a shift the nation is seeing as a whole.
“The practices that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is following are also signifi…

Lahore: Death row convict hanged in Kot Lakhpat Jail

LAHORE (Dunya News) - A death row prisoner was hanged in the Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore on early Tuesday morning. 

The execution of another convict was postponed after the rival parties reached an agreement.

According to details, death row prisoner Aslam was hanged for killing a man in 2003 over an old enmity. 

Aslam’s body was handed over to his heirs after the execution.

On the other hand, the execution of another convict, Farrukh Shahzad, was postponed after the rival parties reached an agreement.

Source: dunyanews.tv, April 5, 2016

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