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USA: Clemency urged for Texas man facing execution for crime as teenager

Headline Title:  USA: Clemency urged for Texas man facing execution for crime as teenager 04 October 2012 The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and state Governor Rick Perry should grant clemency to an African American man due to be executed on 18 October for a crime committed when he was only 19 years old, Amnesty International said. Anthony Haynes, now 33, was sentenced to death in 1999 for the fatal shooting of off-duty police officer Kent Kincaid – who was white – in Houston a year earlier.Claims of racial discrimination, inadequate legal representation and judicial and prosecutorial…

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