Tag: Execution

U.S. bishops condemn court’s denial of imam’s presence at execution

U.S. bishops condemn court’s denial of imam’s presence at execution

| Carol Zimmermann | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s refusal to allow an imam to be present at a Muslim man’s execution Feb. 7 was “unjust treatment” that is “disturbing to people of all faiths,” said two U.S bishops.

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Nebraska Catholic bishops oppose execution of death-row inmate

Nebraska Catholic bishops oppose execution of death-row inmate

| Joe Ruff | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Encouraging an act of mercy and arguing it would not compromise justice, Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops said July 6 they oppose the scheduled execution in August of death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore.

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Virginia carries out execution despite pleas inmate was mentally ill

Virginia carries out execution despite pleas inmate was mentally ill

| July 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Virginia officials executed a man convicted of killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy despite the pleas of advocates who said the crimes resulted from severe mental illness.

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Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

| Carol Zimmermann | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts March 28, saying the inmate’s intellectual disability should prevent his execution.

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