US Executes First Black Man Since Resumption Of Federal Death Penalty - Media Witness
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Fri 25th September 2020 | 04:00 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 25th September, 2020) The US government has executed the seventh inmate and first Black man since the resumption of the Federal death penalty, a media witness on the scene said.
Inmate Christopher Vialva, 40, was executed Thursday afternoon for killing two youth ministers in the state of Texas in 2000.
Vialva's lawyer claimed that racial bias had a role in his sentence. Hours before the execution, the US Supreme Court denied Vialva's request for a stay.