Judge Halts 1st US Execution of Female Inmate in 67 Years

A judge has halted the U.S. government’s first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades, saying a court must first determine whether the Kansas woman who killed an expectant mother, cut the baby from her womb and then tried to pass off the newborn as her own is mentally competent.

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Judge Postpones Federal Execution of White Supremacist

A federal judge in Indiana temporarily delayed Monday’s scheduled execution of a white supremacist convicted 20 years ago of killing an Arkansas gun dealer and his family. The delay came in response to a request from the murder victims’ family members who fear traveling to witness the execution due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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