Willie B. Smith would be the first person put to death at the state level since July 8.
His death marks the ninth federal execution this year.
“I have spent the past 20 years on death row for a crime I did not commit, did not witness and was not at,” Jones, now 40, wrote in his 2019 commutation application.
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For 17 years, the Navajo Nation and the victim’s family have publicly objected to Lezmond Mitchell’s sentence.
Yuen Ye Ming faces 20 years of jail time and the maximum of 24 strokes of the cane in Singapore, where caning remains to be a form of judicial corporal punishment.
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While some are cheering the police for giving the girl’s family swift justice, others are concerned that since the suspects hadn’t been proven guilty yet, they could potentially be innocent people being framed.
AG Bill Barr had said the executions would rely on a single drug instead of the three-drug cocktail typically used.
The boxer-senator previously used Jesus’ crucifixion to justify the reimposition of capital punishment but changed his tune when another lawmaker used it against his argument.
The country joins the United States as the only two developed democracies in the world to carry out the death penalty.
These five men would be the first people executed at the federal level since 2003.