USA: Clemency rejected, Texas execution proceeds

Brent Brewer was executed in Texas on 9 November 2023. His 1991 death sentence was overturned in 2007, but he was resentenced to death in 2009. In 1991 and again in 2009, the prosecution relied on unscientific and unreliable testimony of
a psychiatrist who asserted that Brent Brewer would likely commit future acts of violence, a prerequisite for a death sentence in Texas. Nineteen years old at the time of the crime, Brent Brewer was 53 at the time of his execution. He had been an exemplary prisoner, with no record of violence during his three decades on death row.

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