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EXTRA 82/94 - USA (North Carolina): Kermit Smith

, Index number: AMR 51/106/1994

Kermit Smith, white, is scheduled to be executed in North Carolina on 24 January 1994. He was sentenced to death for the murder of a black woman in 1980. According to the North Carolina Resource Center, his trial was fundamentally unfair because the authorities were anxious to secure a conviction to demonstrate that they were not racially biased. Kermit Smith reportedly also has a long history of mental disturbance.

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