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USA: Follow up on death penalty / Legal concern: James Edward Davolt

, Index number: AMR 51/055/2000

The trial of James Edward Davolt began on 11 April 2000, in Mohave County, Arizona. The prosecution still intends to seek a death sentence against James Davolt, in violation of international law which forbids the use of the death penalty against defendants who were under 18 at the time of the crime. The trial is likely to last for two weeks.

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