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USA (North Carolina): Death penalty / legal concern: Johnnie Lee McKnight

, Index number: AMR 51/144/1999

At a trial scheduled to begin on 18 October 1999 in North Carolina, the prosecution will seek a death sentence against Johnnie Lee McKnight for crimes he is accused of committing when he was 17 years old. International law forbids the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by under-18-year-olds. .

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