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Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution


Prison officials patrol around the US Penitentiary at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, US. Reuters

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The Trump administration on Friday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty.

A media witness said that was the final federal execution under Trump’s administration, just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty.


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Dustin Higgs, convicted in the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge in 1996, was the third to receive a lethal injection this week at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Higgs, 48, was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. In his final statement, Higgs was calm but defiant, mentioning the victims by name.

"I’d like to say I am an innocent man,” he said. "I did not order the murders.”

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