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Thousandth kamikadze introduced lethal injection

December 2 2005
11:58

Today in North Carolina by lethal injection executed 57-year-old Vietnam War veteran Kenneth Lee Boyd. To capital punishment, he was sentenced for the murder of his wife and father in law in 1988.

U.S. Supreme Court and the Governor of North Carolina Michael Easley petition for clemency was rejected.

K. Lee Boyd became the thousandth of the account is executed in the U.S. man since 1976, when the country's Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty.

As stated by the governor himself, he "found no compelling reason for the pardon of the convicted person and the cancellation of the sentence, which supported the judge's staff, as well as federal court."

U.S. Supreme Court a few hours before it rejected the request for clemency, the governor of North Carolina became the final arbiter in this matter, according to Interfax

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