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USA: Death penalty / Legal concern, John Byrd

, Index number: AMR 51/125/2001

John Byrd is scheduled to be executed in Ohio on 12 September. He was sentenced to death in August 1983 for the murder of Monte Tewkesbury in Cincinnati in April of that year. Byrd, who was 19 at the time, admits that he was present at the crime, but maintains that he did not kill Tewkesbury.

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