USA: Man with mental disability executed: Benjamin Cole

Benjamin Cole, a man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and brain damage, was executed on 20 October 2022 in Oklahoma. After the state Pardon and Parole Board rejected clemency, the state and federal courts declined to order a hearing into his competency for execution. The execution by lethal injection went ahead, and Benjamin Cole was pronounced dead at 10:22 am, local time.

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