the government of the U.S. state of Georgia abolished the death penalty sentenced for a few hours before the execution.
Pardoned 58 — year-old Jimmy Medersa, sentenced in 1989 to death for the robbery and murder of a store employee. Thursday, January 16, he had to do a lethal injection, but after considerable discussion, the members of the state Commission on pardons has decided to cancel this punishment, replacing it with life imprisonment without the right to release, reports TASS.
In the United States death penalty is allowed in 29 States. According to 1 July 2019, in the USA the enforcement of capital punishment expect 2656 people. In the period from 1976 to January 16 this year in the United States was executed 1,513.