EXTRA 86/93 - USA (Maryland): death penalty: John Frederick Thanos
John Thanos, white, is scheduled to be executed in Maryland during the week beginning 1 November 1993. If it is carried out, this will be the first execution in the state for 32 years. He was first sentenced to death in March 1992 and received two further death sentences in June 1992. He has chosen to abandon his legal appeals and has consented to the state carrying out his execution. A hearing to decide whether Thanos is competent to waive his appeals will take place on 27 October.