In the U.S. was another execution after a 17-year hiatus. A man who kidnapped, raped and murdered a 10-year-old girl more than two decades ago has been executed in Indiana. This is reported by Fox 13.
It’s about a criminal named Keith Dwayne Nelson, who became the fifth federal inmate executed this year and the second this week.
Nelson received a lethal injection on Friday, August 28, at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a higher court rejected a ruling that would have required the government to prescribe a prescription for the drug used for the execution.
On August 27, it was reported that the U.S. banned the conduct of executions at the federal level against Nelson. This ruling was made by Washington District Judge Tanya Chutkan. She stated that the authorities should first obtain a prescription for the use of the substance for lethal injection.
On July 16, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Wesley Ira Purkey, who brutally raped and killed a 16-year-old, was the death penalty. Before that, on July 14, the first federal execution in 17 years was carried out against Daniel Lewis Lee, who was found guilty of murdering a family of three.