In the United States, another execution took place after a 17-year break. A man who kidnapped, raped and killed a ten-year-old girl more than two decades ago has been executed in Indiana. This is reported by Fox 13.
We are talking about a criminal named Keith Dwayne Nelson, who became the fifth Federal prisoner executed this year, and the second this week.
Nelson received a lethal injection on Friday, August 28, at the Federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a higher court rejected a ruling that would have required the government to write a prescription for the drug used for the execution.
On August 27, it was reported that the United States banned the execution of Nelson at the Federal level. This decision was made by Washington district judge Tanya Chutkan. She said that first of all, the authorities should get a prescription for the use of the substance for lethal injection.
On July 16, the Supreme court of the United States decided to apply capital punishment to Wesley Ira Purkey ,who brutally raped and killed a 16-year-old. Before that, on July 14, the first Federal execution in 17 years took place against Daniel Lewis Lee, who was found guilty of murdering a family of three.