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USA: Death penalty/Legal concern: Jack E. Alderman

, Index number: AMR 51/102/2008

Jack Alderman is scheduled to be executed in Georgia at 7pm on 16 September. He was sentenced to death in June 1975 for the murder of his wife, Barbara Jean Alderman, which had taken place nine months earlier. He has been on death row for more than 30 years. He was 22 years old at the time of the crime, and has already effectively served a life sentence. He has consistently maintained his innocence of the murder.

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