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USA (North Carolina): Death penalty / Legal concern for Marcus Lois Carter

, Index number: AMR 51/163/2000

Marcus Carter, who is half African American and half Korean, is scheduled to be executed in North Carolina on 22 November 2000. He was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of a 20-year-old black woman, Amelia Lewis. In the 1991 the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Five months later, Marcus Carter was retried. Where he subsequently represented himself due to failure to meet with his lawyers priornto the trial proceedings.

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