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Offbeat United States executes 13th execution after Trump's term expires

21:25  16 january  2021
21:25  16 january  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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The 13 th and last execution of a federal inmate under Donald Trump ’ s presidency has taken place in Terre Haute, Indiana. Higgs was executed a few days before Joe Biden becomes president. A spokesman for Biden has said the Democrat is against the death penalty and will work to end its use.

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HIGH TERRE, Indiana (Reuters) - The US government on Saturday carried out a thirteenth and final federal execution under the administration of US President Donald Trump, in just a few days after his successor Joe Biden took office.

Dustin Higgs, 48, was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. (6:23 a.m. GMT), the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement after a late-night Supreme Court ruling authorizing the execution.

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The U . S . government carried out the 13 th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump ' s administration early on Saturday, days before his Prison officials patrol around the United States Penitentiary at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, U . S . January 15, 2021.

The US carried out the 13 th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump ' s administration early on Saturday -- just days Five hours after he was set to be executed , the U . S . Supreme Court's conservative majority cleared the way for lethal injections to proceed, overturning a

Since federal executions resumed last year after a 17-year hiatus, longtime supporter of the death penalty, Donald Trump has presided over more executions than any other US president since the 19th century, including three this week.


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Dustin Higgs was sentenced to death in 2001 for her role in the kidnapping and murder of three women in a Maryland nature reserve in 1996: Tanji Jackson, Tamika Black and Mishann Chinn.

His accomplice, Willis Haynes, who admitted to shooting these women, was sentenced to life imprisonment in a separate trial.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has presented the execution of Dustin Higgs as the end point of a “cruel, inhuman and unlawful” relentlessness by the US government.

"President-elect Joe Biden has promised to end the federal death penalty. He must honor that promise," said Cassandra Stubbs, director of ACLU's death penalty program.

(French version Gwénaëlle Barzic)

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Dustin Higgs was the third to receive a lethal injection this week.Dustin Higgs, convicted of ordering the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge in 1996, was the third to receive a lethal injection this week at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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