US Executes Second Man in a Week; Lawyers Said He Had Dementia

A Justice Department spokeswoman said a just punishment had been carried out.

  • Published 16 July 2020

[template id="245201"] TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution in three days following a hiatus of nearly two decades, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed. Wesley Ira Purkey was put to death at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was sentenced to be executed for kidnapping and killing a 16-year-old… Read at AP News