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11 December 2020

US executes Brandon Bernard despite last-minute appeals

US Death row inmate, Brandon Bernard has been executed in Indiana after last-minute clemency pleas were rejected by the US Supreme Court.

Forty year old Bernard, was convicted of murder in 1999 when he was a teenager, and is the youngest offender to be executed by the federal government in nearly seventy years.

Bernard told the family of the couple he killed he was sorry, before dying by lethal injection on as four more executions are planned before the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.

If all five takes place,Trump will have overseen the most executions by a US president in more than a century which would bring to thirteen the total of federal executions since July.

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