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USA (Texas): Death penalty / legal concern: John Paul Penry

, Index number: AMR 51/210/1999

John Paul Penry is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 13 January 2000. He was sentenced to death in 1980, and again at a retrial in 1990, for the murder of Pamela Moseley Carpenter in 1979. John Paul Penry has serious mental impairment and suffered a childhood of appalling torture and abuse.

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