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Federal executions scheduled to resume in Terre Haute next month

For the first time since 2003, federal executions will resume.
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Federal executions scheduled to resume in Terre Haute
Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 15:05:16-04

TERRE HAUTE — For the first time since 2003, federal executions will resume in Indiana.

The justice department has set execution dates starting Monday, July 13, for four death row inmates being held at the federal prison in Terre Haute.

All four have been convicted of murder, including the killings of children. Two of the men were also convicted of raping the children they killed.

The move comes after a months-long legal battle over the matter. The government's initial plan for executions to resume last December was put on hold by a federal appeals court.

Attorney General William Barr says the convicted killers whose executions are planned have all had fair legal proceedings leading up to this decision.