USA: Further information: Texas execution date withdrawn

Index Number: AMR 51/6529/2023

Andre Thomas’s execution date of 5 April 2023 has been withdrawn by a county judge after Andre Thomas’s lawyers requested more time to be able to challenge their client’s mental competence for execution. The US Constitutional prohibits the execution of individuals who lack a rational understanding of the reason for their punishment. Andre Thomas has a long history of serious mental disability, including schizophrenia, and was experiencing a prolonged and severe psychosis at the time of the crime.

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