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USA (Oklahoma): Further information on Death penalty / Legal concern, Osvaldo Netzahualcóyotl Torres Aguilera

, Index number: AMR 51/079/2004

On 7 May the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-2 to recommend clemency for Mexican national Osvaldo Torres. The Board's recommendation - that Osvaldo Torres' death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment - now goes to Governor Brad Henry, who can accept or reject it. He can also issue a temporary reprieve. Osvaldo Torres is scheduled to be executed on 18 May 2004 for a double murder committed in 1993. He was sentenced to death in 1996.

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