Sentenced to death were pardoned hours before death

Published 19 November 2021 at 09.34

“After a devout consideration and review of material presented by all sides in the case, I have decided to convert Julius Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt in a press release.

Earlier on Thursday, the man’s lawyer submitted a request to temporarily stop the execution because the poison injections carry a risk of suffering and pain that they believe can not be accepted.

In late October, the governor executed a 60-year-old man with a poison injection that caused him to vomit and shake before convulsions.

The United States executes between 20 and 25 people a year and is the only western country to carry out executions. Neither in North nor South America is there any other country that applies the death penalty.

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