Supreme Court clears the way for federal execution Thursday night

The Supreme Court has denied a request to stop the federal execution of 克里斯托弗·维亚尔瓦(Christopher Vialva), scheduled for Thursday night in Terre Haute, 印第安那州.

The unsigned order was the Court’s second refusal to stop a federal execution this week. The Court denied the stay request of William LeCroy on Tuesday in an order that marked the first since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
Vialva was convicted 20 years ago for the 1999 murders of two youth ministers in Fort Hood, 德州. 犯罪发生时, Vialva was 19 岁, and critics note this will be the first time in nearly 70 years that the United States will execute a man for a crime he committed as a teenager.
If Vialva is executed as planned, it will be the seventh federal execution since the Justice Department restarted the practice this summer after a 17-year hiatus

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