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USA: Further information: Inmate found hanged days before execution: Billy Slagle

, Index number: AMR 51/056/2013

Billy Slagle, who was scheduled to be executed on 7 August 2013, was found hanged in his cell on the morning of 4 August. He was pronounced dead about an hour after he was found. He had been denied clemency, but litigation in the courts was still underway.

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