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US Executes Brandon Bernard for 1999 Killings

US Executes Brandon Bernard for 1999 Killings

Gabby Prosser, left, and Nick Neeser, right, from Minneapolis, Minn., talk with Samir Hazboun, center, from Louisville, Ky., during a protest against the execution of Brandon Bernard across Prairieton Road from the Federal Death Chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., on Thursday evening. (Austen Leake/The Tribune-Star via AP)

Thursday, 10 December 2020 09:45 PM

The U.S. executed convicted felon Brandon Bernard on Thursday, despite objections by some of the jurors in his trial who pleaded with the Trump administration to show him mercy, a media witness confirmed.

Bernard, 40, was the youngest person ever to receive a federal death sentence. He was put to death for the 1999 killing of two Texas youth ministers.

His execution proceeded despite vocal pushback from activists and ongoing legal challenges. The Trump administration in July resumed federal executions.

Celebrity and activist Kim Kardashian West, who is also working to become a lawyer, lobbied President Donald Trump earlier this week to spare Bernard. She has worked previously with the admionistration to free nonviolent offenders and promote criminal justice reform.

Newsmax wires contributed to this report.

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The U.S. executed convicted felon Brandon Bernard on Thursday, despite objections by some of the jurors in his trial who pleaded with the Trump administration to show him mercy, a media witness confirmed. Bernard, 40, was the youngest person ever to receive a federal death...
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