EXTERNAL AI Index: AMR 51/148/95
22 November 1995
Further information (3) on EXTRA 104/95 (AMR 51/121/95, 12 September 1995)
and follow-ups AMR 51/129/95, 29 September 1995 and AMR 51/136/95, 30 October
1995) - Death Penalty
USA (ILLINOIS)George DELVECCHIO
Amnesty International very much regrets that George DelVecchio was executed
as scheduled in Illinois on 22 November 1995.
DelVecchio underwent heart surgery on 3 November 1995 after suffering a heart
attack in October. Attorneys had appealed on the basis that DelVecchio was
too ill to assist them in their appeals on his behalf. However, this appeal
Amnesty International is alarmed at the increase in the number of executions
in Illinois this year. DelVecchio was the fifth person to be executed in Illinois
in 1995. There had previously been only two executions in the state since 1977.
Thank you to all those who sent appeals on behalf of George DelVecchio. No
further action is required by the Urgent Action Network.