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Inmate IQ Scores: A Factor In Executions?

Executions in the United States are becoming increasingly controversial. While accusations of cruelty and racism play a major part in opposing capital punishment, some also feel that special attention must be paid to sentencing mental ill or handicapped individuals. One …

Florida Execution: Juan Carlos Chavez Is Dead
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Juan Carlos Chavez was executed in Florida on Wednesday night for a crime he committed 18 years ago. Chavez remained silent as he approached the death chamber. The execution was delayed two hours due to a reconsideration appeal to the …

Florida Execution Reignites Death Penalty Debate
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The Florida execution of a confessed murderer yesterday has again caused tempers to flare on both sides of the death penalty debate. In fact, a last minute, last resort appeal was made on behalf of the confessed murderer, Juan Carlos …