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USA (Texas) : Further Information on Death penalty / Legal concern, Michael Scott.

, Index number: AMR 51/153/2002

On 24 September, after deliberating for less than three hours, a jury in Travis County, Texas, decided that Michael Scott should be sentenced to life imprisonment. The prosecution had sought a death sentence; a punishment which would have been illegal under international law as Michael Scott was aged 17 at the time of the crime.

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