USA: ‘He could have been a good kid’: Texas set to execute third young offender in two months

Index Number: AMR 51/027/2014

This report seeks to draw attention to three cases of young adult offenders in Texas, scheduled for execution in rapid succession, to generate a broader reflection on such offenders and the death penalty. Appeals for mercy from Amnesty International and others fell on deaf ears for two of those condemned prisoners and their executions were carried out in March 2014; the third is likely to face the same fate in mid-May unless his lawyer can persuade a court to issue a stay of execution.

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