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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Virginia executes El Salvador native convicted of multiple murders

The state of Virginia late Thursday executed multiple murderer Alfredo Prieto, rejecting last minute court appeals from lawyers for the Salvadoran man.

El Salvador native on death row in US left with few options after judge lifts hold on execution

A U.S. judge effectively gave the go-ahead Thursday for the execution of repeat murderer Alfredo Prieto, a native of El Salvador who has challenged the use of pentobarbital.

Costa Rica seeks clemency for Terence Valentine, on death row for brutal Florida murder

Terence Valentine’s death sentence has tested the limits of Costa Rica's influence in the United States during the last decade as the country’s embassy works to commute his sentence in accordance with Costa Rica’s long-standing disapproval of the death penalty.

Texas appeals court suspends execution of Nicaraguan

A Texas court on Tuesday stayed the execution of a Nicaraguan convicted of murder, whose death had been scheduled for Wednesday over the objections of his own government.

Nicaragua pleads with US to call off Texas execution

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan officials and activists called on the United States Monday to cancel the execution in Texas later this week of Bernardo Tercero, the only Nicaraguan national on death row in the U.S.

Botched Oklahoma execution shows it’s time to abolish death penalty in US

It could be argued that Clayton Lockett deserved to suffer for what he did, but that was not the intention of his executioners. They were trying out a new drug mixture, namely midazolam to knock the convict out; vecuronium bromide, a paralyzing agent; and potassium chloride to stop the heart. Such experimentation will now be taking place in many U.S. states that still use the death penalty.

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