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USA: Further information on Death penalty / Legal concern, John Byrd

, Index number: AMR 51/035/2002

John Byrd was executed on 19 February in Ohio for the 1983 murder of Monte Tewksbury. He was convicted on the basis of the disputed testimony of a jailhouse informant. His co-defendant, who is serving a life prison sentence, repeatedly stated that it was he, not Byrd, who had killed Monte Tewksbury.

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