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USA (North Carolina): Further information on death penalty / legal concern: Johnnie Lee McKnight

, Index number: AMR 51/147/2000

It has been announced that Johnnie McKnight is competent to stand trial The trial has not yet been scheduled, but is likely to take place in early 2001. The state is intending to seek a death sentence against Johnnie McKnight, who was 17 at the time of the crime, in violation of international law banning the use of the death penalty against defendants accused of crimes committed when they were under 18 years old. .

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