Attorney General William Barr has ordered the reintroduction of the federal death penalty after a 16-year break, the Justice Department said on Thursday. The Department of Justice said in a press release that murder-convicted inmates should be executed in December 2019 and January 2020 He signed in a statement, "he added.
The last execution on federal level occurred in 2003, when Louis Jones Jr. was killed for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old soldier. 19659002] There are currently 6 2 inmates on federal death row, according to a list compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC.
The current inmate list includes the convicted Boston Marathon -Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the church shooter Dylann Roof from Charleston. [1
The executions will take place in the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
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