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).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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