• Indiana July 15, 2020 8:52 pm

    Judge Halts Execution Amid Claims Inmate isn't Mentally Fit

    A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man, said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution this week after a 17-year hiatus. Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a gruesome 1998 kidnapping and killing, was scheduled for execution Wednesday night at the U.S. Penitentiary in...

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