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EXTRA 50/93 - USA (Texas): death penalty: John Selvage

, Index number: AMR 51/044/1993

John Selvage, black, who has a history of mental illness, is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 8 June 1993. He was sentenced to death in February 1980 for his role in the murder of a police officer in July 1979. According to his current attorneys there is also considerable new evidence which shows that John Selvage may not have been the actual killer.

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