US Kills Two Prisoners – level 1

22-07-2020 07:00

In some US states, it is possible to execute a prisoner. Execute means that officials kill this person. A state court must decide about this.

Sometimes, a federal court decides. A federal court follows US national laws. Sometimes, a federal court decides to execute a prisoner. However, it does not happen often. The last time it happens almost 20 years ago.

This week, it happens twice. Officials execute two prisoners. One prisoner kills a girl in 1998. The girl is 16 years old. She lives in Kansas City.

The man’s lawyer try to stop the process. The man is not healthy. However, the court does not agree. Before his death, the man apologizes to the girl’s family. He apologizes to his own daughter, too.

Difficult words: state court (a court that respects laws of a US state), federal court (a US court that respects laws of all the country), apologize (to say that you are sorry).

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