A person was hanged on Wednesday in the state of Arizona Nearly 40 years after his death row and another execution is set to take place tonight in Texas. Murray Hooper, a 76-year-old African-American, was given a lethal injection at a Florence prison, according to an announcement made by the state’s attorney general, Mark Brnovich.
,We must never forget the victims or stop serving the demands of justice”, says Brnovich.
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Often, in convicts sentenced to death America He has spent decades seeing his cases build a career in the court system. According to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), at the end of 2020, nearly a quarter of convicts were over the age of 60.
The prosecution said that on New Year’s Eve in 1980, Murray Hooper and two other accomplices broke into a Phoenix home to commit a robbery, tied up three people living there, and shot each in the head.
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In assaultA man and his mother-in-law were killed, but his wife survived and was able to identify all of the attackers. All three were sentenced to death in 1983.But the other two died in prison before their execution.
Murray Hooper maintained his plea of not guilty, but was never acquitted.
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On the other hand, In Texas, inmate Stephen Barbee has a programThe 55-year-old is to be executed by lethal injection later this Wednesday.
Barbie was sentenced to death in 2006 for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.who was pregnant at the time, and their seven-year-old son.
Although he initially confessed to the crimes, he refused, saying that his confession was coaxed under police pressure.
Since his initial conviction, he has received two suspensions of sentence.
His lawyers filed a final appeal in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, but the court rejected another stay to allow the execution to proceed.
Except in some religious cases, the Supreme Court, with a conservative majority, does not sympathize much with the arguments of those sentenced to death.
Barbi will become the 15th death row prisoner in the country this year.