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USA (Indiana): Death Penalty, Arthur P Baird II

, Index number: AMR 51/128/2005

Arthur P Baird II is scheduled to be executed on 31 August. He was sentenced to death in 1987 for the murder of his parents, Arthur P Baird I and Kathryn Baird, on 7 September 1985. Baird also received a prison sentence of 60 years for the murder, the previous day, of his wife Nadine, who was seven months pregnant at the time, and a further eight years for the murder of the foetus. Baird's attorney is seeking a stay of execution on the grounds that he is mentally ill.

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