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USA (Missouri): Further information on Death penalty/Legal concern - Christopher Simmons (m), white, aged 26

, Index number: AMR 51/083/2002

On 28 May, the Missouri Supreme Court stayed Christopher Simmons's execution, scheduled for 5 June, pending a decision on a case in the US Supreme Court. He was sentenced to death in 1994 for the murder of Shirley Crook, committed when Simmons was 17 years old. International law prohibits the execution of people who were under 18 at the time of the crime.

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