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Politics Five federal inmates scheduled for execution before Inauguration Day

21:45  25 november  2020
21:45  25 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The federal government is set to bring back capital punishment after 16 years with the executions of five inmates . His execution is scheduled for December 9. According to the Justice Department, Alfred Bourgeois tortured and sexually molested his 2-year-old daughter before beating her to death.

The executions are scheduled a few days apart and will begin on July 13. “The American people, acting through Congress and Presidents of both Dustin Lee Honken shot and killed five people — two men who planned to testify against him, and a single, working mother and her ten-year-old and

The Trump administration has five executions scheduled before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in less than two months, a record for the most federal executions to take place in a presidential transition period.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a metal fence: Five federal inmates scheduled for execution before Inauguration Day © Getty Five federal inmates scheduled for execution before Inauguration Day

Since Attorney General William Barr ended a 17-year pause on the punishment in July, the federal government has executed eight inmates.

Orlando Cordia Hall, 49, was executed last week after a federal jury in 1995 found him guilty of kidnapping, raping and killing a Texas teenager.

Two additional federal inmates are scheduled for execution in December.

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“The four murderers whose executions are scheduled today have received full and fair proceedings under our Constitution and laws. We owe it to the victims of these horrific crimes In accordance with 28 C.F.R. Part 26, the BOP has scheduled executions for the following death-sentenced inmates

Alfred Bourgeois, a Black man, was sentenced to death by a Texas jury for abusing, torturing and beating his daughter to death in 2002, and is scheduled to be executed on Dec. 11

Brandon Bernard, 40, is set to be the youngest person in nearly 70 years executed by the United States for a crime committed when he was a teenager. He is scheduled for a Dec. 10 execution.

The Justice Department has also scheduled three executions in January, within days of Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration.

Lisa Montgomery, 52, is scheduled to be executed on Jan. 12. Montgomery is the only woman on federal death row and the first to be executed in more than 60 years. Montgomery was convicted in 2004 for killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby out.

Last Friday, the Justice Department announced that Cory Johnson, who was convicted of murdering seven people, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Jan. 14.

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12, a few days before Joe Biden is due to be inaugurated as president of the United States. Last week, a federal judge temporarily delayed the execution of Montgomery, which had been set for Montgomery is being held at the Federal Medical Center in Carswell, Texas, a prison for inmates with

The statement also included the scheduled execution of Dustin John Higgs, who was convicted in 2000 of kidnapping and murdering three women. His execution is set to take place on Jan. 15.

Biden has vowed to end federal executions upon taking office and to incentivize states to halt the practice as well.

Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center Robert Dunham told CNN, which first reported on the execution schedule, that the only other time more than one execution occurred during a transition period was during Grover Cleveland's first transition from November 1884 to March 1885.

"What is clear is that this administration wants these prisoners dead before Joe Biden takes office," Dunham said.

While states carry out executions each year, federal executions had been rare until this year.

If the remaining executions are carried out, the federal government would have mandated the executions of 13 federal death row inmates in six months.

The Supreme Court ruled in the 1970s that executions were unconstitutional, but later reversed this decision. Under the 1994 Federal Death Penalty Act, federal executions were only allowed for specific offenses, such as homicide and non-homicide drug convictions.

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