In the US, the 13th execution was carried out this morning, after the Donald Trump administration resumed executions in July last year. The Trump government has been the federal administration that has delivered the most death sentences in the past 120 years.
According to the report reflected in the American media, 48-year-old Dustin Higgs was executed at 1:23 local time on Saturday morning using a poisoned needle in a federal prison in Indiana state.
Higgs, who was sentenced to death for being an instigator in the murder of 3 women in the state of Maryland in 1996, defended that he was “innocent” in his last words before his execution.
Thus, the Trump administration, which returned to the federal death penalty again in July last year, implemented the 13th execution in a period of about 6 months.
On January 13, 52-year-old Lisa Montgomery was executed in the same way, and the first death sentence for a federal female prisoner in 68 years was executed. The Trump government has been the federal administration that has delivered the most death sentences in the past 120 years.
The US suspended the execution of federal prisoners sentenced to death in 2003.
Joe Biden, the elected president of the United States, who will take office on January 20, has declared that he opposes the execution of death sentences for federal prisoners.