In America: the First execution at the Federal level, suspended since 17 years

The upcoming first execution in the United States at the Federal level for 17 years, has been suspended provisionally. A court gave the families of the murder c

In America: the First execution at the Federal level, suspended since 17 years

The upcoming first execution in the United States at the Federal level for 17 years, has been suspended provisionally. A court gave the families of the murder convictions of Daniel Lee on Friday right after they had asked for a postponement because of the Corona-crisis. They argued that they wanted to be at the execution present, this was but because of the risk of infection with the Coronavirus too big of a risk. In the past few months, it had given in American prisons are particularly many diseases with Covid-19.

While many of the Federal States carry out the death penalty, it has at the Federal level since 2003, so about 17 years, no death penalty given. The death penalty has been imposed since then, but not enforced. Cases in which offenders were sentenced by Federal courts to death, in the Hand of the Federal government. Minister of justice, William Barr urge to put on last, the executions to run. Most recently, the Supreme court had paved the way for the resumption after a dispute over the execution method.

In recent years, have abolished a number of Federal States, the death penalty or its execution suspended. According to the Death Penalty Information center, there is no longer this maximum penalty, in the meantime, about 20 of the 50 American States. In March of 2019 with California suspended – the state of tracts with the largest number of inmates in Death – the death penalty by decree.

Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 07:19

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