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JUN 26, 2013 - Business Insider

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The State Of Texas Executes Its 500th Inmate

The US state of Texas executed its 500th convict since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, a record in a country where capital punishment is in decline elsewhere. Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was declared dead by lethal injection at 6:37 pm (23:37) GMT in the "Walls Unit," a red brick prison in the small town of Huntsville, prison officials said. After 14 years on death row, time stopped for the former drug addict who was condemned to death for the savage murder 71-year-old retired college professor Dorothy Booth in 1997. McCarthy, who is black, received two last-minute reprieves in January ... Read More

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