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After pandemic-related reprieve, Texas executes death row inmate

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Washington (AFP) – The US state of Texas is preparing Wednesday to execute a man convicted of a violent triple murder, who was the first to get a stay of execution due to the pandemic. In the absence of any final appeals, John Hummel, 45, is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the Huntsville penitentiary in the southern state. Hummel was sentenced to the death penalty after, in 2009, he stabbed his pregnant wife and father-in-law to death, and then beat his five-year-old daughter to death with a baseball bat before setting fire to their home in Fort Worth, Texas. According t…

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