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USA (Pennsylvania): Death penalty / Legal concern, George Banks

, Index number: AMR 51/164/2004

George Banks is scheduled to be executed in Pennsylvania on 2 December 2004. He was sentenced to death in 1983 for the murder of 12 people in 1982, and received a life prison sentence for a 13th murder. His lawyers are challenging his execution as unconstitutional on the grounds that he is legally insane. George Banks's mental condition, a prominent factor in the case since the time of the crime, is reported to have deteriorated during his 20 years on death row.

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