U.S. Executes Brandon Bernard After Widespread Calls for Clemency

HeadlineDec 11, 2020

In Indiana, officials at the federal prison in Terre Haute injected 40-year-old condemned prisoner Brandon Bernard with a lethal dose of pentobarbital Thursday evening. The execution — on International Human Rights Day — came after the Supreme Court declined to intervene to halt the ninth execution of a federal prisoner this year. The Trump administration plans to kill four more prisoners before Joe Biden’s inauguration. Click here to see our coverage of Brandon Bernard’s case and Trump’s lame-duck executions, the first time in 130 years.

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