This video from the USA is called Mentally Disabled Man Executed in TEXAS – System Failure?
By Kate Randall:
Seven US executions scheduled in next 10 days
12 November 2008
Over the next 10 days, seven death row inmates are scheduled to be executed in the United States. Five of these condemned men are in Texas, a state that has carried out 15 of the 31 executions in the US so far this year.
Barring a last-minute reprieve, George Whitaker III will die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, north of Houston. The next day, prisoner Denard Manns is set to be put to death.
Three more Texas executions are planned for next week: Eric Cathey on Tuesday, November 18; Rogelio Cannady on Wednesday, November 19; and Robert Hudson on Thursday, November 20.
Two executions are scheduled in other states: Gregory L. Bryant-Bey in Ohio, and Marco Allen Chapman in Kentucky. Chapman would be the first person put to death in Kentucky in 10 years.
The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal trial court to consider the case of Troy Davis, a prisoner on death row in George for the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. The ruling came on a habeas corpus petition filed directly with the Supreme Court on Davis’s behalf: here.
How many innocents executed in the USA? Here.
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has announced that the country’s 4,000 death-row inmates will have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment, describing their wait to face execution as “undue mental anguish and suffering”: here.
Recognising the importance of the “World Day Against the Death Penalty”, which has taken place on 10 October every year since 2003, the Swedish Presidency of the European Union and the Slovenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe welcome the celebration of the third European Day Against the Death Penalty: here.
Europeans Press the US to End the Death Penalty: here.
Russia’s Constitutional Court effectively outlawed the death penalty when it declared that a moratorium on capital punishment would remain in force until the nation fully bans executions: here.