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EXTRA 63/94 - USA (Texas): death penalty: Samuel Hawkins

, Index number: AMR 51/091/1994

Samuel Hawkins, black, was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a white woman and the murder of a young girl on separate occasions in 1977. He is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 7 December 1994. According to his attorney, testimony presented at his trial indicated that Samuel Hawkins was suffering from mental problems at the time of the crimes.

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