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US executes Brandon Bernard despite last-minute appeals – Aljazeera.com

Bernard was 18 when he was involved in the killings of Todd and Stacie Bagley, who were on their way home from church.

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The United States federal government has executed Brandon Bernard, a Black man from Texas involved in the 1999 killing of a couple, as appeals across several weeks from advocacy groups, jurors and others for a stay to his execution went unheeded.
Bernard, 40, was given a lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, and media witnesses reported his death at 02:32 GMT.
Bernard is the ninth federal inmate who has been executed since July, when US President Donald Trump lifted a 17-year…

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