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8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

Execution stopped on man who didn't pull trigger
Posted at 8:05 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 08:05:25-04

CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department has scheduled for Nov. 19 the execution of a Black death-row inmate who helped kidnap and kill a Texas teenager in 1994.

The Trump administration has already executed seven people this year after a nearly two-decade hiatus from federal executions.

Orlando Hall was among five men who prosecutors say kidnapped Lisa Rene to get revenge on her two brothers for a botched $5,000 marijuana deal. They took her to Arkansas, where she was gang-raped, bludgeoned with a shovel and buried alive.

Hall's attorneys say the selection of an all-white jury for his sentencing displayed racial bias.