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USA: Further information on the death penalty / Legal concern: James Edward Davolt

, Index number: AMR 51/159/2000

On 6 October 2000, James Edward Davolt was sentenced to death for a double murder committed when he was 16 years old. His death sentence is a violation of international law, which forbids the use of the death penalty against defendants who were under 18 at the time of the crime.

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