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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Too Old to Execute? UPDATED: No

Yesterday, on his 76th birthday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Clarence Ray Allen, who argued that he was too old and feeble to be executed without violating the 8th Amendment's Cruel and Unusual Punishment clause.  Blind, deaf, and in a wheelchair, he was put to death in California today, just after midnight. Story including a video from CNN.com. . . [Mark Godsey]

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