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Trump administration carries out rare execution during lame-duck period, with Brandon Bernard given lethal injection – ABC News

The Trump administration carries out its ninth federal execution of the year, in a first execution during a lame-duck period in more than century.



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The Trump administration has carried out its ninth federal execution of the year in what has been a first series of executions during a presidential lame-duck period in 130 years.
Key points:

  • Brandon Bernard received a lethal injection in an Indiana prison
  • Kim Kardashian West was among a number of high-profile figures to appeal for President Donald Trump to commute his death sentence
  • The last execution that occured during a lame-duck presidential period was in the 1890s

Brandon Bernard, who was a…

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