United States of America: Too young to vote, old enough to be executed: Texas set to kill another child offender

United States of America: Too young to vote, old enough to be executed: Texas set to kill another child offender

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Index Number: AMR 51/105/2001
Date Published: 30 July 2001
Categories: Americas, USA

This report focuses on the case of Napoleon Beazley, on death row and facing execution on 15 August 2001, for a murder committed when he was aged 17. Appendices to this report include a list of child offenders on death row and executed in Texas; a chronology relating to the international prohibition on such use of the death penalty; extracts of an interview with Rena Beazley; and the text of a clemency letter from the District Attorney of Houston County, Napoleon Beazley's home county.


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