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USA: Texas must halt 'shameful' 500th execution

Headline Title:  Texas must halt “shameful” 500th execution 26 June 2013 Amnesty International is calling on the US state of Texas to halt its 500th execution since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the United States of America in 1976. In what it describes as a “shameful milestone”, Kimberly McCarthy, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection in Huntsville at 6pm local time barring a stay of her execution.The 52-year-old African American woman was sentenced to death in 2002 for murder.“Capital punishment in Texas has been arbitrary, biased and prone to error,”…

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