Evening Times

Girl’s killer is executed


UNITED STATES: A 44-year-old man was executed for raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl, despite pleas from his lawyers he was too mentally impaired to face the death penalty.

Bobby Woods received a lethal i njection in Huntsville, Texas, half-an-hour after the US Supreme Court refused to halt his punishment, which was delayed briefly until the High Court ruled in his case.

Woods had been on death row for the murder of Sarah Patterson.

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