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USA: Governor to decide on Ohio execution: Shawn Hawkins

, Index number: AMR 51/039/2011

Shawn Hawkins, a 42-year-old African American man who has been on death row in Ohio for half of his life, is due to be executed on 14 June 2011. The state parole board has voted for the death sentence to be commuted, but the governor is not bound to follow their recommendation.

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