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USA (South Dakota): Death penalty / Legal concern: Elijah Page (m)

, Index number: AMR 51/126/2006

Elijah Page, aged 24, is scheduled to be executed in South Dakota in the week of 28 August 2006. He was sentenced to death in 2001 for the kidnapping, torture and murder of 19-year-old Chester Allan Poage in 2000. A hearing is scheduled for 14 August in order for the trial court to rule on Elijah Page's competency to dismiss his lawyers and to waive his appeals. South Dakota has not carried out an execution since 1947.

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